FEED MY PEEPS DONORS:
We are passionate that everyone has an opportunity to eat fresh and nutritional food. The St. Louis culinary community has embraced the efforts of FEED MY PEEPS. The following businesses donate to FEED MY PEEPS:
- The Butler’s Pantry Catering
- Patty Long Catering
- Holly Berry Baking and Catering
- Specialized Catering
- Webster University
- St. Louis Priory School and Abbey
- Villa Duschene and Oak Hill School
- Quincy Street Bistro
- The Bridge Soup Kitchen
- St. Louis Dream Center
- Gordon Food Service Maplewood
- Trader Joe’s Brentwood Promenade
- John D. McGurk’s Irish Pub and Garden
FEED MY PEEPS is honored that Becky Stephens has joined as a member on our Board of Directors. She is a cancer survivor with a ginormous heart to serve others. Becky is a Hospice Nurse dedicated to helping families as a loved one crosses over. She also has a seasoned background of working as a Psychiatric Nurse Manager and Emergency Room Nurse. Becky was awarded Employee of the Year for her dedication and love toward her patients.
Becky received a four year diploma from Living Faith Training Center in Manassas, Virginia. She is now leading an Alumnni Class to help graduates continue to stay connected and go deeper in their walk with the Lord.
Becky has served and ministered to the homeless in Manassas and Woodbridge for two years. She brings the message the First Sunday of each month to a homeless camp.
Becky organized a food drive which successfully brought over 1,000 items to a local small trailer park. It was such a blessing to kick start this pantry for a neglected community.
Please welcome and congratulate Becky as she helps to lead our little charity that could in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC.
FEED MY PEEPS takes a team of loving volunteers into Washington, DC monthly. We offer hugs, hope and a hand up to those in need. We serve clothes, food, toiletries, shoes and even stuffed animals to our homeless friends in Franklin Square. We share the love of Christ to the lost. We would love your help? Can you host a jeans drive for us? Jeans are Gold. We’re always seeking bottled water and prepacked snacks. Jump in and join us for street outreach. You really can’t put a price tag on compassion. Please contact Jaxs at 314-452-8578 for dates and more information.
We’re proud to introduce Jennifer Young to the FEED MY PEEPS family. She will help lead us in our outreach efforts in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC.
Jennifer is a nutrition and health expert based in Virginia. Her focus is on maintaining wellness through natural means and supplementation on resolving issues, such as, gastrointestinal distress, autoimmune distress and food allergies. Her skills are also sought by athletes and parents who participate in competitive sports. Her clientele is diverse, as almost anyone can benefit from her knowledge and services.
Jennifer is passionate to help the homeless community and those struggling with abusive relationships. Jennifer knows first hand how to be a survivor and is fortunate to help in local outreach efforts, civic groups and food pantries. She has a heart for philanthropy.
Congratulations and Welcome!
God gave me FEED MY PEEPS on a mountain in Kenya Africa 2011. We had no idea that this special boy named James Koech would change our lives forever. God wanted Koech more. He passed away after returning to his family in Africa. We serve now in three states because Koech showed me hungry kids and little ones with no clothes in the remote areas of Kenya. God has no boundaries. We serve because of Koech and Matthew 25:35. Please read more about our testimony with Koech by clicking on “WHO WE ARE.”
I met a special person at a homeless camp in Northern Virginia not long ago that had made some poor decisions. This person worked really hard to stay focused and finally landed gainful employment. We have a great team that has offered this dear person a hand up and not a hand out. I moved this wonderful friend from a tent and a tarp to a secure roof with a real bathroom today. This friend loves the Lord and has a fresh start. Homelessness has no zip code. Homelessness doesn’t mean hopelessness. I’m so grateful to be part of the journey to plant seeds and watch God harvest exceedingly and abundantly. Keep on Serving, Jaxs
“I pray this story will inspire others to step out of their comfort zone to serve those less fortunate,” states the author. “One act of kindness can create a ripple effect which can impact a community. Compassion is contagious and does not have a price tag.”
Jacki Lynne Dirksmeyer is the director of FEED MY PEEPS, which originated in St. Louis, Missouri. She has a seasoned background in hospitality, culinary and ministry. Jacki was awarded the Local Food Hero Award from Gardens to Tables at St. Louis University in 2013. FEED MY PEEPS has also expanded to the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC areas. Jacki has sown culinary seeds and the harvest is abundant as the network of chefs and market places generously support the movement of FEED MY PEEPS.
THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS……
This is Pastor Rebekka Smith’s eleven year old grandson Ray’Mon. About a month ago, she was helping him study for a spelling test and one of the words was encyclopedia. Ray’Mon was having a hard time trying to spell the word. He finally asked what is an encyclopedia? Pastor told him that it was a reference book for all kinds of words. He replied where can you buy me one? Pastor explained that it was not one book but a set of very expensive books. Ray’Mon insisted that he still wanted them.
A few weeks later Pastor received a call to come get treasures from FEED MY PEEPS. Well among the items were a set of encyclopedias gifted from the law firm of Reinker, Hamilton and Piper, L.L.C. Jacki said she didn’t know what she was going to do with the set. Pastor shared her grandson’s wish and the rest is history. The books will get a lot of use.