Free St. Louis
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Free housing, shelters and hostels, etc.
Free/low-cost markets, produce, butchers, day-old bakeries, Food banks, missions, church meals, etc.
Black Bear Bakery is a local anarchist-run bakery. All of their baked goods are made from scratch using organic, local ingredients (whenever possible). They're located at 2639 Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO 63118. They're open Wednesday through Friday 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m., and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. They also sell at local farmer's markets in Kirkwood and Maplewood.
Soulard Farmer's Market is open Wednesdays through Saturdays, from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm. They offer a wide variety of fruits and vegetables directly from local farmers at low costs. They also offer meat, if that's your kind of thing. They're located at 730 Carroll St, Saint Louis, MO 63104.
The St. Louis Bread Company in Clayton has tried something new. They are now a non-profit organization with a willingness to feed hungry people. Their motto is "we are a hand up, not a hand out" and are known as a "community cafe". When ordering, the cashier tells you the suggested price of your order, which is what the food would normally cost, but you are free to pay whatever you want. The cashiers are there to make change, the money goes into small donation boxes in front of the cash registers. Those with more money in their pockets are asked, but not required or pressured, to pay more. Free food can be obtained by bartering your services for one hour at the cafe. The best part about this is that located near their entrance, right when you walk in, there is a large table abundantly covered with bread, bagels and pastries. There is a donation box on the table with a suggestion to donate. However, you ARE free to take food off that table for free. Although, it is suggested not to be greedy with this. They are located at 10 South Central Avenue, in Clayton. They are open from 7 AM to 4 PM every day. We strongly suggest you go there to get your coffee, if you can, to get the Starbucks across the street to go out of business and encourage others to do so as well.
Planned parenthood, free clinics, free medical advice, Medicare resources, low-cost clinics, etc.
Planned Parenthood is located at 4251 Forest Park Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63108, and can be reached by phone at: (314) 531-7526. Free HIV testing is available on the first Thursday of every month. Emergency Contraception is available over-the-counter with valid ID and $30.
The Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic is located at St. Louis ConnectCare, 5535 Delmar Blvd. Walk-in clients are welcome Monday ~ Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary. The clinic offers confidential testing for HIV and testing and treatment for syphilis, gonorrhea and other sexually transmitted diseases. Call 314-879-6300.
ACLU, free legal aid/counseling, pro bono attorneys, etc.
American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri 454 Whittier Street St. Louis, Missouri 63108 Intake Line: (314) 652-3111 Administrative Line: (314) 652-3114
Armed Forces/Deployment Avoidance Counseling
Legal aid, resources, etc.
The St. Louis Zoo is one of the most famous free zoos in the United States. Generally, it being free to go in, some people may think it is low in quality. This is not the case at all. The place is great to visit and there are plenty of animals. They are located in Forest Park at 1 Government Drive and usually are open from 8 am to 7 pm. They can be reached at (314)-781-0900.
General weather, traffic, news resources, etc.
Weather in St. Louis is notoriously unpredictable, One shouldn't be surprised when on Sunday he/she is enjoying weather in the mid 80's, and then on Wednesday is struggling to keep control of his/her vehicle on iced over streets. Temperatures can reach triple digits in the summer, and can dip well below zero during the winter. Humidity is a significant issue that shouldn't be over looked.
Confluence is St. Louis's local underground/socially conscious newspaper. There offices can be located at 3026 Cherokee, St. Louis, MO 63118.
Any other freebies
Subways, Buses, Ferries, Shuttles, etc.
Free Clothing and Furniture
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