Dr. Danielle Spath, of the Spine & Joint Center of Affton, held a food drive to benefit the Affton Christian Food Pantry at her Mackenzie Road office during the month of January. In that time, she helped raise awareness of food insecurity, which is a growing problem in the Affton community.
Dr. Spath kicked off her food drive on January 6 with a "Health JumpStart 2013" program. With this, she brought together various health and fitness professionals in the community in a one-stop shop. Donations to the ACFP were accepted, with each donation earning a raffle ticket to win some great prizes!
Throughout the rest of the month, Dr. Spath encouraged her patients to remember those in need in our community. She set aside space in the front of her offices to bring the most attention possible to the food drive, and the Affton Christian Food Pantry.
The need for food assistance continues to grow in the Affton community. The Affton Christian Food Pantry, which is located in the St. George Parish Center, and is operated by 12 Affton area churches, has seen an increase in the number of new families needing help every month for the past few years.
Currently, the Affton Christian Food Pantry's greatest needs are donations of dry pasta, pasta sauce, and boxes of cereal, as well as toilet paper, paper towels, and laundry detergent. For more information on the Affton Christian Food Pantry, please visit their website: http://afftonchristianfoodpantry.com