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.

Our FAST Clothing Closet is moving!

The new location will be on the 2nd floor of our FAST food pantry building. The FAST Clothing Closet will temporarily be closed while we organize our new space.

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.