Ivy Bend Food Pantry

41569 Ivy Bend Road Stover, MO 65078

Distribution Results for March, 2018:

Food was distributed to 225 families in March, which included 501 individuals.  There were 106 children under 18 and 178 seniors over 60 served.  Twelve new families were also added  this month.

The Ivy Bend Volunteer Fire Department has graciously been helping with traffic control.  Please heed instructions to keep the flow in check.  We understand that it can get frustrating waiting in line, but please remember, we are all volunteers and are doing our best to get each vehicle moving along as quickly as possible.  If you have any suggestions, please let us know.

The remaining distribution dates for  2018 are:

April 25
May 30
June 27
July 25
August 29
September 26
October 24
November 28
December 26

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

Happening this month:

March 31, 2018:

The annual Easter egg hunt will be Saturday, March 31st.  Registration starts at noon, with the hunt starting PROMPTLY at 1:00 p.m.  Bring your own basket.  Ages are from 0 to 10, but the child must be able to pick up their own eggs.  The Easter Bunny will be on hand.  A coloring contest starts at noon.

April 3, 2018: 

There will be an election on Tuesday, April 3rd.  If you are in the Webb precinct, you now vote at the Ivy Bend Food Pantry.

April 6, 2018:

Morgan County Health Department will be available the the pantry on Friday, April 6th for health screening during Senior meals from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

April 7, 2018:
The Youth Center monthly breakfast will be on Saturday, April 7th from 7 to 11 a.m.  All you can eat plain, blueberry or chocolate chip pancakes or French toast will be served with scrambled eggs sausage patties, juice and coffee.  $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children from 6 to 10 years old.


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 April is as follows:

04-06-18         Liver & onions, mashed potatoes & gravy, OR ham & beans
04-13-18         Hot Italian sandwiches, crudites with ranch dip, chips

04-20-18         Smoked chicken leg quarters, mashed potatoes & gravy, veggies

04-27-18         Baked potato bar with all the fixins


    Meal Menu subject to change.   

Notes and Information:

The  Ivy Bend Community Food Pantry board meeting is held on the third Monday of each month starting at 6:00 pm.

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.

   Freedom from Smoking:  Mondays starting at 1:00 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.