Pride St. Louis and The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis have entered into a strategic partnership that provides much needed food supplies to the St. Louis LGBTQIA community. This agreement brings together two nonprofit organizations that serve their respective communities with programs and events that empowers and educates its members.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic many members of the St. Louis LGBTQIA community have either had a significant decrease of their income or have lost their jobs creating a struggle for even the basic needs of food.
This partnership will further enhance Pride St. Louis’s Feed the Community Program with additional food supplies and possible collaborations in the near future. Michael P. McMillan, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Urban League, states “The Urban League is proud to partner with Pride STL to aid members of the LGBTQIA community that have been negatively impacted by this pandemic. Food insecurity along with economic uncertainty continue to be major issues throughout our region devastating countless individuals and families. We must all work together to help those in need at this critical moment.”
The need for our community as a whole has been unsurmountable, and we are thankful that larger local organizations such as the Urban League realizes that there are sections of the population that are not getting access to resources needed. Pride St. Louis will also be distributing a portion of these resources with smaller LGBTQIA organizations. Our goal is to make sure that every recipient is treated with dignity and respect. There is strength in numbers, and St. Louis has proven time and time again of the strength our community has in helping each other.