F.O.C.U.S. Gateway City

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FOCUS North America

Fr. Patrick Dare

FOCUS Gateway City (St Louis)

Provides for the local needs of impoverished families, homeless persons and those re-entering society after incarceration, addressing the whole person.

Contact Information

1901 Ann Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63104

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Focus Food Pantry Donation Needs

What we always need are canned meats, vegetables (except carrots, corn, green beans), and soups (regular, condensed and especially chunky), plus men’s personal hygiene items (no small soap bars from hotels) or other items that will always help us meet the needs of the poor. 

The food pantry can take donations the Tuesday between 9:30 am and 11 am, before we are open on Wednesday (2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month), or the 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 8:30 am to 11 am

You may also schedule to bring them on a date we are serving Sunday Supper from 3:15 pm to 6:00 pm

You may also send a check to be used for the food pantry.  Please mail to:

9701 Twincrest Dr.; St. Louis, MO 63126 (make payable to: Focus Gateway City)

Please email our food pantry coordinator, Mandy Kornuta at imamum2@gmail.com to answer questions, or schedule another date to drop off donations.

Thank you for your continued support for Focus Gateway City.  We could not exist without your help.  God bless you.


Fr. Patrick




  • Free healthy community meals, client-choice food pantry, and community vegetable garden.


  • The Man Class, job readiness and job search computer lab, and a men’s dress clothes shop.

Clothing and Household

  • The “My Friend’s Closet” provides general clothing and household items. Operation: Lace Up! distributes brand new athletic shoes to area children in need.


  • 8 bedroom affordable transitional housing program for men.
  • Permanent supportive housing for men, women and children.