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MERIDIAN WASTE REQUESTS HELP TO ‘FILL THE 40’

Jan 14, 2021
 

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January 14, 2020



MERIDIAN WASTE REQUESTS HELP TO ‘FILL THE 40’

- Meridian Waste to fill a 40-yard container with food for those in need - 

ST. LOUIS, Mo., (January 14, 2020) – Meridian Waste Missouri, LLC, a subsidiary of Meridian Waste, an integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, is asking for the community’s help to feed those in need by stocking the shelves of The Lake Food Pantry serving Lincoln, St. Charles, and Warren Counties.

40 Yards to Feed the Community is a Meridian Waste initiative to help fortify the reserves of local food pantries to feed individuals and families. The Company teams up with local food pantries in the communities in which they serve to help their neighbors in need. The measurement of a 40-yard roll-off container from Meridian Waste can collect approximately 23,000-pounds of food or 19,000 meals. The Lake Food Pantry is in need of non-perishable foods and is collecting through donations Saturday, January 30, 2021. Items needed include, but are not limited to:

Canned Vegetables, Canned Fruit, Canned Meats, Rice, Beans, Boxed Mac & Cheese, Cereal, Oatmeal, Grits, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Hamburger Helper, Instant Potatoes, Soups, Chili, Rice/Noodle Dinner Mixes, Pasta Noodles, Pasta Sauce, Canned Pasta, Pancake Mix, Cake Mix, Icing, Boxed Pudding, Cookies, Graham Crackers.

According to FeedingAmerica.org, due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), food insecurity, which is a household’s inability to provide enough food for every person to live an active, healthy life, will continue to rise across the nation.  

“We live and work here, and we’re dedicated to helping our neighbors in need,” said Meridian Waste Area President Bob Mathis. “There is a need to stock the food pantry and feed our community. We want to increase awareness and opportunities to give back to The Lake Food Pantry. Our goal of filling a 40-yard container is lofty, but we’re reaching high to help out. We believe in the generosity of individuals and businesses for plentiful donations.”

The Lake Food Pantry serves eligible families in Lincoln, St. Charles, and Warren Counties through Chapel of the Lake and First Baptist Church of Lake Saint Louis churches. While donations are always accepted, this collection effort runs through Saturday, January 30, 2021. Locations for donation drop-offs include:

  • Meridian Waste Missouri - 17900 Veteran’s Memorial Parkway Foristell, MO 63348 Hours: 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday-Friday. (314) 291-3131. Follow “donation” signs toward the main office located in a trailer. 

  • Chapel of the Lake - 11000 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Lake Saint Louis, MO 63367. Call for drop-off hours. (636) 561-1757.

  • Lake Saint Louis City Hall - 200 Civic Center Drive, Lake Saint Louis, MO 63367, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, (636) 625-1200.

For more information, visit the City of Lake Saint Louis’s website LakeSaintLouis.com.

 

PHOTO 1: Meridian Waste “40 Yards to Feed the Community” flyer.

 

Photo 2: The Meridian Waste employees dropping off their donations to Fill the 40! 

 

 

About Meridian Waste 

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Meridian Waste is a company defined by its commitment to servicing its customers, caring for and engaging its employees, and generating financial value for its shareholders while delivering a clean and healthy community. The company’s core waste business is centered on residential, commercial, and industrial non-hazardous waste collection and disposal. Currently, the company operates in St. Louis, Mo., Richmond, Va., Blacksburg, Va., Augusta, Ga., Northeast Fla., Knoxville, Tenn., and Raleigh, N.C., servicing more than 96,651 residential, commercial, industrial and governmental customers. In addition to a fleet of commercial, residential, and roll-off trucks, the company operates seven transfer stations/materials recycling facilities (MRFs), three municipal solid waste landfills, and three C&D landfills in which 810,325 tons of waste are safely disposed of annually. For more information, visit MeridianWaste.com. 

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