FOCUS
Gateway City

FOCUS Gateway City is on the near south side of downtown St. Louis. We are proud to face the needs of our neighbors by distributing food, clothing, and warm meals on Sundays and Wednesdays throughout the month.

We seek to provide Orthodox Christians with opportunities to shine forth the love of Christ through volunteering at the Center, in McKinley Heights and in surrounding neighborhoods.

Our goal is to be a community where any person in need can find rest for their souls and resources to help meet their needs.

OUR PROGRAMS

Apostles Community Kitchen

The Apostle’s Community Kitchen serves warm meals to those in need on Sundays from 4:30-5:30 PM on the 2nd through 21st of each month.
 
On the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, the Kitchen opens its doors as a food pantry serving shelf-stable foods: pasta and sauce; canned vegetables, fruits, beans, meat, fish, and soups; and cereal and other breakfast foods. Fresh and frozen food will be served as it is donated. The Kitchen also provides hygiene items: toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, razors, and feminine products. The pantry is open from 9-11 AM.
 
Please check our calendar for dates and times that we will be open. You can also follow us on Facebook.
 
If you would like to volunteer, donate food or hygiene items, or support us with a donation, please contact us gatewaycity@focusna.org.

St. Xenia's Closet

St. Xenia’s Closet serves clothes, shoes, and towels to those in need on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 9-11 AM.
 
Please check our calendar for dates and times that we will be open. You can also follow us on Facebook.
 
If you would like to volunteer, donate clothes, or support us with a donation, please contact us gatewaycity@focusna.org.

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ABOUT FOCUS North America

FOCUS Gateway City is a local ministry of the Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve (FOCUS North America), a national movement of Orthodox Christians, united in faith and joined by a desire to provide solutions to poverty in communities across America. 

 

Purpose:

To support the growth of Orthodox Christian service efforts by providing engagement opportunities that reveal Christ in our neighbor and serve community needs within five ministry areas of Food, Occupation, Clothing, Understanding, and Shelter.

 

Mission:

To engage people in Christ’s call to serve by providing opportunities and resources designed to support communities in need.

 

Vision:

We envision world where everyone experiences and shares the transformative love of Christ.