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

Website and Social Media


Focus Food Pantry Donation Needs

We are in need of food pantry donations.  We are extremely low on canned meats, vegetables (except carrots, corn, green beans), and chunky soups, plus men’s personal hygiene items or other items that will always help us meet the needs of the poor.  The food pantry can take donations the Tuesday between 11 am and noon, before we are open on Wednesday (2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month), or the 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 10 am to 11 am.

If that is too confusing, please call Vicki, our Pantry Coordinator, at 618-567-5718 to schedule a date to drop off donations at a time more convenient for you.

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.