(The Emergency Assistance Ministry)

The mission of TEAM (The Emergency Assistance Ministry) is to serve the poor and hungry in the Florissant-Hazelwood areas of Missouri. To do this, they rely on contributions from organizations, businesses, churches, schools and individuals. Another contributing supporter to TEAM is the US Government in the form of commodities. TEAM also sponsors several fund raisers each year - from Trivia Nights to participating several times a year in fund raising through the help of several local restaurants. TEAM currently has about 30 churches who are Assembly Members that support TEAM. St. Mark's is one of those churches.



TEAM was founded in 1986. It is operated by 100% volunteer help and 100% of the money donated goes to purchase food or for operating and maintaining the building that TEAM is housed in. TEAM's food pantry provides food and non-food items to families on a once-a-month basis. They currently help between 30-40 people a day. To find out more about TEAM click here to go to their web site.




St. Mark's and TEAM

St. Mark's has been a part of TEAM since it began in 1986.


Our TEAM Advocate, Debi Schrader, helps to keep us informed about TEAM and about how we can be in ministry to TEAM food pantry and its clients.


How can you help?

Provide food.


This collection container welcomes your food donations year round! Please help to fill it with all types of food (such as pasta, soup, breakfast items, tuna, etc), basic household items (like soaps, toilet paper, etc) and personal care items (such as toothpaste, shampoo, etc.). You will find this container in the church office mailroom.


Love Glove Tree

All during Advent you will find a Christmas tree in the upstairs hall waiting to be decorated with new (purchased or handmade) gloves, hats, mittens, and scarves. These items are given to TEAM clients to share the warmth of Christmas with them all winter long. Additionally we collect handmade hats, mittens, etc during the fall, winter and early spring months to take to TEAM for the clients. The collection box during these months can be found under the counter in the church office mailroom.


Food Basket

You can donate a food basket "in honor of" someone or a special event or "in memory of" someone special. A symbolic food basket will be placed by the altar on the Sunday you request and there will be a line in the bulletin stating who gave the food basket and why. Your donation money will then be given to TEAM to purchase food. You can call or stop by the church office to order your food basket.

Church food basket


Participate in Fund Raisers or Go Shopping

You can attend a TEAM Fund Raiser such as the Trivia Night or eating at one of the local restaurants when they hold a TEAM Fund Raising event. You can also go shopping at St. Mark's monthly Fashions For Food sale and help TEAM. Approximately, one third of the profit from Fashions For Food sales are donated to TEAM. Click here to learn more about Fashions For Food.


Volunteer at TEAM

Volunteers are needed at TEAM to work in the office, distribution area, sorting, shopping, stocking the pantry, handyman chores or working at fund raising events.



Jesus said.....Feed My Sheep!   John 21:16-17 




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