A host of dignitaries are expected in Creve Coeur at the public grand opening new home of the Harvey Kornblum Food Pantry Sunday, but if you want to break in the Max Drew Erlich Center in style, all you need to do is bring non-perishable food items with you.
The center, at 10601 Bauer Road, is scheduled for a 1 p.m. ribbon cutting that will also include tours of the facility.
Local philanthropists Max and Drew Erlich made a $1 million donation to help complete the transition for the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry into a new home, not far from the current location on Schuetz Rd.
The existing site reports seeing as many as 5,000 customers each month during the existing economic slowdown in recent years. Like other food pantries, those who at one time would have helped donate items to the facility may now be coming in search of aid.
Sunday's event runs from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. A ribbon cutting featuring local dignitaries from Creve Coeur, St. Louis County and the state of Missouri is scheduled for 1 p.m.