Join Riverfront Times Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

St. Louis Food Bank Gets Generous Donation From Football Star Pierre Desir

Posted By on Sat, Mar 21, 2020 at 9:47 AM

click to enlarge He's going to keep food bank shelves stocked. - STAFFS LIVE / FLICKR


If St. Louis has a guardian angel, it is Pierre Desir. The Indianapolis Colts cornerback, who was born in Haiti but raised St. Louis since the age of four, is always looking for ways to show us love, and his help couldn’t come at a better time.



While stuck at home during the coronavirus outbreak, Desir was thinking about how to be of service to his hometown. Inspired by a $1 million donation from the Colts owner to Gleaners Food Bank earlier this week, Desir has pledged enough money to cover the cost of more than 20,000 meals for struggling St. Louis families.

The Indianapolis Star reports that Desir’s deep love for the St. Louis community is what is behind this donation.

“I just want the community to know that even though I don’t live there year-round, that I still care for them,” Desir told the Indianapolis Star. “I’ll do whatever I can to help.”

This isn’t the first time that Desir has made headlines for his kindness and generosity. He was recently in town for the dedication of a performance center he helped to fund at this former school, Francis Howell Central.

And earlier this year he was at Northview Elementary School to wash the feet of young students before gifting them 500 new pairs of shoes as part of the Samaritan's Feet program.

Whenever Pierre Desir steps in, St. Louis is a better, kinder place. We’re proud to call him ours.

Email the author at jaime.lees@riverfronttimes.com
  • Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get the latest on the news, things to do and places to eat delivered right to your inbox.
  • Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Tags: , , , , , ,

Riverfront Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of St. Louis and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep St. Louis' true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

July 29, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2020 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation