About Us

We care about kids. 

FAST was established in 2009 as a nonprofit 501c3 organization to support foster and adoptive families caring for children in the state’s care. 

FAST has no paid staff. 100% of contributions are utilized to support FAST’s mission, events and the FAST pantry. All involved share their talents and volunteer their time. Most of the FAST board members are foster/adoptive parents so they can share their experiences and knowledge and provide direction and moral support.

FAST is a St. Charles County chapter of the MFCAA ‘Midwest Foster Care and Adoption Association.


Our Playground is Complete

July 7 - The FAST food pantry now has a fenced-in playground so the children can have a safe place to play while their parents visit the pantry. Don Collier and the core team of Ekklesia Church purchased and assembled the playground while temperatures reached 106°F. Fence & Deck Depot donated the fence materials. The fence was assembled through the collaborative effort of the Houska men, John Grissom, Steve Grote and firefighters, Oasis and other volunteers.

Making a Difference

Click on the picture to see how FAST is making a difference in the community.

Trivia Night

Save the Date! Trivia Night will be held April 11, 2015.

Many Thanks to the Goodfellas

The Goodfellas organization chose FAST as the recipient for the benefits from their annual summer golf tournament. 

FAST Clothing Closet News

The FAST Clothing Closet has moved upstairs to Unit A.  Come and visit our awesome new space.  The FAST Clothing Closet is open Saturdays from 12-2 PM.

Fall Family Fun Fest

The Fun Fest will be held on Saturday, October 19. See the Events tab for more information.

Thank You

Thanks to We Love St. Charles, a nonprofit organization, who works with FAST to provide volunteers to staff the playground at the pantry on a regular basis.  In addition they assisted with picking up on Jubilee Food Drive day at two locations last month.