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Life is challenging and ever-changing. We understand that certain events can change your financial circumstances quickly. We’re here to help, beginning with assistance in feeding your family so you can focus on other household bills and responsibilities.

We have two qualifications to receive services at Circle:

  1. Clients can have a total household income of up to 185 percent of the federal poverty level. In 2017, the federal poverty level for a family of four is $24,600. Our client families of four can have a total income (including wages, social security, disability, government assistance and other resources) of no more than $45,510.
  2. Clients must live in west St. Louis County in the geographic footprint of the three school districts serving this area – Parkway, Rockwood and Valley Park.

Get Assistance Today

Step One

Call 636.861.2623 to see if you qualify for services and to make an appointment.*

Step Two

Come to your appointment at our location in Valley Park to review your current income, client expectations and family needs.

Step Three

Take home a seven-to-ten day supply of fresh, frozen and non-perishable foods from our pantry. Clients can come to Circle every four weeks. As a food pantry client in good standing, you will have access to our other programs and services as well.

*For callers who don’t qualify for ongoing services, emergency food is available on a one-time basis.

Programs & Services

Food Pantry

The food pantry is our core service. It is also the gateway to other Circle programs and services; in order to access other programs, families must first receive food from the food pantry.


Financial Assistance

Circle Of Concern provides emergency financial assistance on a limited basis when funds are available. We offer financial assistance to help keep utilities on, avoid eviction and address or meet other short-term needs on an individual basis.



Ending the cycle of poverty is an important part of our mission. Higher education can lead to greater job opportunities and economic circumstances. In support of this, Circle Of Concern offers a dual-focus scholarship program.


Children’s Programs

Children are the unintended victims of poverty. At Circle, we offer several programs that directly benefit the children of our clients.


Holiday Programs

The holidays at Circle are all about families, and – with the help of our entire community – we eagerly help our clients celebrate!