Ivy Bend Food Pantry

41569 Ivy Bend Road Stover, MO 65078


Distribution Results for August, 2017:

WOWZER!  Food was distributed to a record 233 households in August (no wonder the great volunteers were worn out).  The total included 117 children and 132 seniors over 65.  There were 27 (also a record number) first-time recipient families added  this month for a total 97 for the year.

We would like to give a special thank you to our various representatives of Morgan Country: Ryan Hoffa, Western District Commissioner; Kim Ingersall, Treasurer; and Nancy Boles, Recorder.  These wonderful public servants have participated in our monthly distributions and have returned on more than one occasion (we may not be working them hard enough).  I'm sure that seeing and getting to know the various personalities of our regular volunteers is a MAJOR reason they keep coming back for more.  We have a great, great group of goofballs.

Additionally, Steve Brooks, from Ozark Kat and K9 Shelter, is now a regular face for our friends and neighbors as they get their vehicles loaded.  He also donates and distributes cat and dog food on a monthly basis, which is gratefully appreciated by our folks who have limited funds.

The remaining distribution dates for  2017 are:

September 27
October 25
November 29
December 27

Food distribution is between 8:00 a.m. and noon.

Future Events:

September 1, 2017:

The Morgan County Health Department will be providing FREE health screening on Friday, September 1st, during Senior Meals from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Lakeview Baptist Church is having a rummage sale on Friday, September 1st.

September 2nd, 2017:

The Youth Center will host their monthly breakfast on Saturday, September 2nd, from 7:00 am to 11:00 am.  On the menu: Biscuits and gravy.  Bake sale goodies will be available as well as a 50/50 drawing to help fund playground equipment.

Lakeview Baptist church is also having a breakfast on Saturday and Monday this weekend from 7:00 a.m. to noon.  Full breakfast including, sausage, scrambled eggs and biscuits & gravy with juice and coffee will be available as well as ala-carte items.  Tacos (4 for $5) and hotdogs ($1.50) will be offered for lunch all afternoon.

September 21, 2017:

Ivy Bend Fire and Rescue will be hosting the Neighborhood Crime Watch meeting again this month on Thursday, September 21st, at 7:00 p.m.



Our FREE Senior Meal is scheduled for each Friday from 11:00 to 1:00 at the Pantry. 

Thank you to our volunteers from the Lakeview Baptist Church, Ozark Chapel, Ivy Bend Youth & Community Center, and the Ivy Bend Food Pantry enough for their planning, preparing and cleanup each week.

Meals include dessert and beverage.  (There will be a $3.00 minimum donation on all carry-out meals, EXCEPT for seniors.)


Menu for the month of  September is as follows:

09-01-17         Ham, potato salad, macaroni, salad

09-08-17         Meatball sandwiches, tossed salad, chips

09-15-17         Chicken tenders, salad, tator tots

09-22-17         Pork & noodle with mushroom gravy, tossed salad

09-29-17         Bacon-cheeseburger-sloppy joes, salad


Notes and Information:

The  FREE GED classes are taught each Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  Classes are available for young people and adults.   For more information, please contact the Pantry at 573-372-9892 or Grace Smith at 573-374-5982.

Other following are ongoing FREE weekly services provided at the Ivy Bend Food Pantry:

   AA /NA and AL-ANON Meetings:  Wednesdays starting at 7:00 p.m.

   Educational Tutoring:  Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. 

Every Friday night between 7:00 and 10:00, teens are gathering at the Ivy Bend Youth & Community Center (4039 Sawmill Road) to socialize and have fun.  Children must be between the ages of 11 to senior in high school.  Come join us. 

The Youth Center also has Coloring Night for adults at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday.

The Community Center is available to rent for meetings, family get-togethers, etc.  For more information, please call 573-372-5323 or 573-372-0984.

Lakeview Baptist Church has Bible study twice a week; for children on Mondays from 5-7 p.m. and adults on Wednesdays from 4-5 p.m. 

Central Missouri Transportation provides personal and non-emergency medical transportation for persons 60 or older.   If you are on Medicaid (MO HealthNet), you can also call the phone number on the back of your insurance card for medical trips.  Call Michelle Aholt at 573-378-9980 or 573-796-4051.

Food pantry's vision for community:

The Ivy Bend Food Pantry was established to help our neighbors in need. With the help of dedicated volunteers and neighbors with big hearts, the organization has grown and continues to grow as the needs in the community continue to increase. We operate with a total of 37 volunteers. We are helping over 330 families and 1500 individuals with needs by giving them food, education training , clothing and financial assistance.

Help Us to Help Our Community By Making a Donation.