Ivy Bend Food Pantry

41569 Ivy Bend Road Stover, MO 65078


On Thursday, October 19th at 6:00 p.m., a representative from the Morgan County Sheriff's office will be at the Food Pantry to answer questions regarding the November 7th ballot initiative. 

Effective with the November ballot, the Ivy Bend Food Pantry will be the polling place for the Ivy Bend voters. A new voter card has been issued to registered voters designating Ivy Bend Pantry as your polling place.  Please see below for further information regarding Voter ID requirements also effective with November voting.  

The Morgan County Health Department will have flu shots available, as well as health screening on Friday, October 6th during Senior Meals from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.



If you’re a registered voter, you can vote!
Missouri’s photo ID requirement for voting starts June 1, 2017. That means in any election after that date, you will be asked to show a photo ID before you vote. If you voted in the last election, you can vote!
Here’s how you can ShowIt2Vote:
  1. Show a government-issued photo ID.
    Driver License – Nondriver license – Passport – Military ID

  2. Sign the provided statement and show one of the following.
    Voter Registration Card – ID from a Missouri university, college, vocational or technical school – Utility Bill – Bank Statement – Government Check –  Paycheck – Other Government document showing your name and  address

  3. Vote a provisional ballot. There are two ways your vote counts.
    If your signature matches the signature in the voter registry, your vote counts.
    If you come back to your polling place and show a photo ID, your vote counts.
After June 1, 2017, if you want a photo ID to vote and don’t have one, the Missouri Secretary of State’s office will help you obtain one (1) nondriver license for free. We can help you obtain the documents you need at no cost to you.

You may need a copy of your certified birth certificate, certified marriage license, certified divorce decree, certified adoption papers or amended birth certificate, a court order that changed your name, a social security card that reflects your name, or naturalization papers that prove citizenship.

If you do not have a photo ID to vote, but already possess the necessary documents to obtain a nondriver license and want one (1) to vote, please visit your local license office and request a nondriver license for voting purposes. Go to www.dor.mo.gov to find the nearest license office.

To obtain a nondriver license from the Missouri Department of Revenue, you will need to provide the following:
  1. Proof of Name, Date of Birth, Place of Birth
    U.S. Birth Certificate OR U.S. Passport OR U.S. Certificate of Citizenship, Naturalization or Birth Abroad OR a photocopy of a certified U.S. Birth Certificate accompanied by a U.S. Military Identification Card OR U.S. Military Discharge Papers

  2. Social Security Number (verbally or by presenting card)

  3. Proof of Missouri Residential Address
    Utility Bill – Paycheck – Government Check – Mortgage Document – Voter Identification Card – Property Tax Receipt – Housing Rental Contract – Bank Statement
The Secretary of State’s office has developed a memorandum regarding the Voter ID law, concluding that the provisions of Article VIII, Section 11 and Section 115.427. RSMo will allow for optional ways of voting beyond the 2017 and 2018 elections.


Most of us have, at one time or another, visited and purchased items from Amazon.  Here is a great way to order and promote contributions to our pantry. 

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com.  The difference is that when customers shop at AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organization (Ivy Bend Food Pantry) selected by customers.

Please take a few minutes to check our the smile.amazon.com website.    Use this site for ordering and designate Ivy Bend Food Pantry as the organization to receive your foundation donations.  Thank you.


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About Us

The Ivy Bend Community Food Pantry is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization.

All Staff & Board Members are all volunteers.

100% of all donations go toward pantry operations.

We serve the people of Morgan County, Missouri through the distribution of food, education and counseling.


 Our purpose at the Ivy Bend Community Food Pantry is to supplement the food from other food sources for families in need.  Additionally, we strive to assist children and adults with education, training and counseling resources that will lead to lifestyle changes and, ultimately, promote an improved quality of life.

Company Overview

The pantry is governed by a board of directors. Board members include President, Jackie Allen; Vice-President, Melvin Byrd;  Treasurer, Anita Horn; Secretary, Ruth Morris; Board Members, Beulah (Boots) Byrd, Bert Schindler, Ed Etter, Jeff Green and Dru Moses.



In January of 2014, the food pantry received a grant from The Food Bank for $33,800 towards our new facility. Our goal was to raise $308,000,  to allow the food pantry to excavate and build a new foundation, and erect a 60 x 100 two story building which  included plumbing, insulation and electricity.

For more information on how to become a Partner or on how to donate to the Ivy Bend Food Pantry Building Fund, please contact us by clicking on "Contact The Pantry" in the menu area or contact the Pantry at 573- 372-9892.

You may also donate by clicking on the Donate button below.

    The Ivy Bend Community Food Pantry received an award from the Missouri Department of Economic Development's Neighborhood Assistance Program that funded an expansion at the facility in southern Morgan County.

    The tax credit grant allowed more local money to stay local rather than go to the state and federal governments for wider distribution.

    The pantry received its full proposed amount of $308,210 in the grant. That is the amount of donations the pantry received through the program, with $215,747 in tax credits available.

    Ivy Bend's award was one of five food pantry programs in the state that received assistance in a recent award announcement from the DOD.

    We have received our full $308,210.00 in NAP Grant Donations and the new Pantry became fully operational in July of 2015.

 The new pantry building, provides an opportunity to store and give a larger quantity and variety of food to its residents and surrounding communities of Southwestern Morgan County in Missouri. The facility includes free GED education classes, a FREE senior citizen hot lunch program, AA services, limited health services, as well as an after-school tutoring program for children in the Ivy Bend community who are struggling academically.  


How to Donate to the Ivy Bend Food Pantry:

The Ivy Bend Community Food Pantry is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization and your donation is tax deductible. Donations can be mailed to:

Ivy Bend Food Pantry

41569 Ivy Bend Road

Stover, MO 65078

You may also Donate by clicking on the Donate button below.

If you have any questions about making a donation to the Ivy Bend Food Pantry, please call 573-372-9892.

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