Touchette Bicycle Food Mission

Delivering Food & Smiles on Bicycles

 

Who is Touchette Bicycle Food Mission?

Made up of volunteers from the hospital and cycling community, our volunteer team understands the needs of our community and is passionate about giving back.


In the midst of COVID-19, Touchette Bicycle Food Mission was created to address food disparity in the East St. Louis and Centreville communities, known food deserts. During the beginning of the pandemic, children who received nutritious foods from school were left to go without. Because so many children and families were experiencing this, it was the was best time to launch the mission. Founded by Touchette Regional Hospital President, Jay Willsher, the mission meets on Thursday evenings and hits the streets to deliver nutritious meals. Ran on bicycles and the drive to give back, the mission has provided thousands of families and individuals with healthy meals each week.

 

Who We Serve:

6 Housing Communities
5 Trailer Communities
1 Homeless Shelter, St. Vincent De Paul
Families & Individuals

 

1.1k

Number of Meals Provided Weekly

800

Weekly Burritos

800

Weekly Sandwiches

 

 

Interested in Volunteering?

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Option 1

Kitchen Crew

Join our team in food preparation. Prep starts every Thursday at 2:30 pm in the cafeteria of Touchette Regional Hospital.

 

 

 

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Option 2

Rider and Car Support

More interested in taking to the streets? Join our riders! Safety briefing and kickoff starts at 4:30 pm in the lower-level conference room of Touchette Regional Hospital. Additional information regarding safety and necessities can be found in our Facebook page or by calling 618.332.5400.

 

 

 

 

 

Donations

Our mission is run 100% on donations and volunteer support. Every donation is greatly appreciated. All monetary and food donations go directly towards food purchases and making our mission possible.

Donations can be made directly through our Facebook page or by contacting us at touchettebicyclefoodmission@touchette.org.

 

 

 

 

Take Action

Are you a business interested in sponsoring the mission? Download our sponsorship packet for more information. Make a different today.

 

Sponsorship Packet