Food Banks >> Missouri Food Assistance

Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Missouri

The Caring Center
Saint James, MO 65559

Distribution 3rd Thursday 8am to 12 PM

Emergency Supplies only once every 90 days

Thrift store and food pantry

Alliance of Churches Food Pantry
Shell Knob, MO 65747
Details: The Alliance of Churches' food pantry for the community is housed and run through Central Community United Methodist Church. The churches in Shell Knob support this ministry through food and monetary donations.The pantry is open from 8:00- noon and 1:00- 3:30 Monday thru Thursday. Appointments are appreciated. Families can access the pantry once a month if necessary.
Andrew County Ministries
Savannah, MO 64485
Details: Andrew County Ministries is a faith-based organization seeking to do the work of God through collaboration and partnerships- that individual congregations find difficult to do alone. As disciples, we are called to action. We believe that we are God’s workers, “Created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we could walk in them.” We also believe that “God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.
Ash Grove Food Pantry
Ash Grove, MO 65604
Details: Every 3rd Saturday, 9-11 a.m.
Black River Baptist Association Food Pantry
Kennett, MO 63857
Details: The Food Pantry is held the last Monday of the month unless that is a holiday or an Association event.
Blue Ridge Baptist Food Pantry
Independence, MO 64052
Details: Open Mondays from 2PM to 5PM
Bread of Life at Marshfield Christian Church
Marshfield, MO 65706
Details: On the second Friday of each month Marshfield Christian Church partners with Ozarks Food Harvest to distribute food from the USDA. This food (available to those receiving another form of government assistance, or meeting income guidelines) is made available free of charge to those in need in the community. Beginning in December, 2015 the Bread of Life will be operating on a drive-through, appointment basis. We will be able to work in a few new recipients, however, if you are able to make an appointment, we will be able to keep your wait time to a minimum. This new model will dramatically reduce the time you will have to wait to receive food. Currently Bread of Life has been serving almost 200 families and over 600 individuals each month. Those needing assistance are required to show identification, proof of Webster County residency and income information to receive the USDA food.
C-Street Connect at Crimson House
Springfield, MO 65803
Details: C-Street Connect at Crimson House is a community food pantry serving USDA food and non-USDA food to income qualified residents of Greene County only. It is a member agency of Ozarks Food Harvest, the Feeding America food bank in southwest Missouri. Our doors are open every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, from 1:00-5:00PM. USDA food may only be received once a month, so you may choose whichever Tuesday is most convenient for you. Appointments are not necessary. If you’re coming to C-Street Connect for the first time, please bring the following documentation to receive non-USDA food: Photo identification; Social Security cards for yourself and every member of your household; Proof of residency (preferably a piece of mail sent to your current address, postmarked within the last 30 days); Proof of income (if applicable). Unless otherwise requested by C-Street Connect staff, returning clients only need to bring a photo ID and a proof of residency to receive food.
Carroll County Food Pantry
Carrollton, MO 64633
Cassville UMC Food Pantry
Cassville, MO 65625
Details: In spite of general affluence in the industrialized nations, the majority of persons in the world live in poverty. In order to provide basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter, education, health care, and other necessities, ways must be found to share more equitably the resources of the world. Increasing technology, when accompanied by exploitative economic practices, impoverishes many persons and makes poverty self-perpetuating. Poverty due to natural catastrophes and environmental changes is growing and needs attention and support. Conflicts and war impoverish the population on all sides, and an important way to support the poor will be to work for peaceful solutions. As a church, we are called to support the poor and challenge the rich. To begin to alleviate poverty, we support such policies as: adequate income maintenance, quality education, decent housing, job training, meaningful employment opportunities, adequate medical and hospital care, humanization and radical revisions of welfare programs, work for peace in conflict areas and efforts to protect creation’s integrity. Since low wages are often a cause of poverty, employers should pay their employees a wage that does not require them to depend upon government subsidies such as food stamps or welfare for their livelihood. Because we recognize that the long-term reduction of poverty must move beyond services to and employment for the poor, which can be taken away, we emphasize measures that build and maintain the wealth of poor people, including asset-building strategies such as individual development savings accounts, micro-enterprise development programs, progams enabling home ownership, and financial management training and counseling. We call upon churches to develop these and other ministries that promote asset-building among the poor. We are especially mindful of the Global South, where investment and micro-enterprise are especially needed. We urge support for policies that will encourage equitable economic growth in the Global South and around the world, providing a just opportunity for all. Poverty most often has systemic causes, and therefore we do not hold poor people morally responsible for their economic state.
Cathedral of St. Joseph Food Pantry
Saint Joseph, MO 64501
Details: Service provided by Cathedral for families that need food assistance. Thousands of pounds of food are provided annually - from canned goods, dry goods, and frozen foods. All parishioners are invited to volunteer for this ministry. The food pantry is open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Central Assembly Food Pantry
Springfield, MO 65802
Details: Once a month volunteers fill Central Assembly’s foyer with canned goods and other non-perishable groceries. Kids play and color at a station designed for them while their parents sit nearby and talk with people from the church. Volunteers offer to carry the free groceries out to people’s cars.
Chaffee Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry
Chaffee, MO 63740
Details: The Chaffee Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry (CMAFP) is a non-profit organization that provides food and household items to families in need. We rely on churches, individuals, schools, and other organizations to gather and donate. Senior Boxes (CSFP): 3rd Thursday of every month 8-11am, Pantry: 3rd Thursday 10am-2pm, 4th Thursday 10am-2pm
Church of Christ Food Pantry
El Dorado Springs, MO 64744
Details: Tuesday, 8 - 11 a.m., Wednesday, 1 - 4 p.m., Thursday, 1 - 3 p.m.
Church On The Rock Outreach Center - Loves Outreach
Lee's Summit, MO 64082
Details: Every second Saturday of the month from 10:00-11:00 AM volunteers from our church gather to help in Loves Outreach, a free, open to the public food distribution. This ministry began 8 years ago in cooperation with Harvesters of greater Kansas City to help reach the hurting right here in our community. Each month Loves Outreach helps anywhere from 150-200 families by supplying them with food they need.