With average gas prices hitting an all-time national high of $5.00 per gallon in early June and many people already struggling with putting food on the table at home, the Arnold Food Pantry began distributing free $25 gas cards last month to its clients who rely on it for nutritional needs.
Funds donated by Arsenal Credit Union and another company with a local presence made this possible.
Arsenal donated $6,000 for this specific cause and has supported the Arnold Food Pantry the past few years through other donations and food drives at its branches. Employees from Arsenal distributed gas cards and insulated lunch bags with household items inside on two consecutive Thursdays last month, putting smiles on the faces of many people and bringing relief to their wallets. More gas cards will be handed out again to clients in several weeks.
The Arnold Food Pantry is recognized as the largest independent food distribution center in the St. Louis region, serving most of northern Jefferson County and parts of St. Louis County.