Ivy Bend Food Pantry

41569 Ivy Bend Road Stover, MO 65078

Distribution Results for May, 2018:

Food was distributed to 213 households again in May, which included 528 individuals.  There were 128 children under 18 and 148 seniors over 60 served.  Fourteen new families were added  this month.

The remaining distribution dates for  2018 are:

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:

Little Free Library -
Take a book - Return a book, available at the pantry.

Lakeview Baptist Church:
  The church has started an Addiction Recovery Program.  Meetings are every Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  For more information, call 372-8319.

Back-to-school backpacks:  Even though school has just let out for the summer, the back-to-school backpack sign-up starts Monday, June 4th.  Sign up at Family Support or the Morgan County Health Dept.


June 1, 2018:

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

June 2, 2018: 

The Youth Center monthly breakfast will be on Saturday, June 2nd from 7 to 11 a.m.  All-you- can-eat pancakes or 2 slices of French toast,  scrambled eggs,  sausage patties, juice and coffee will be served.  $5.00 for adults,  $3.00 for children from 6 to 11 years old.  There will be a bake sale and a 50/50 drawing with all proceeds going to the playground fund.

June 9, 2018:

A Community FunFest, sponsored by the Locust Baptist Church will be on Saturday, June 9th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Free food, fun and games will be available for the whole family.  The church is located at 9277 Webb Road, right turn on 135 from Ivy Bend Road, then 2/10 of a mile, turn left on Webb, a couple miles on the left.

June 23, 2018: 

There will be a children's fishing tournament on Saturday, June 23rd sponsored by the Ivy Bend Fire & Rescue.  For more information, call 207-8152.


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  June is as follows:

06-01-18         Stuffed pork chops, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans
06-08-18         Maid rite loose meat sandwich, chips

06-15-18         Chicken salad sandwich, macaroni salad

06-22-18         Meat loaf, potatoes & gravy, veggie

06-29-18         Sloppy Joes, chips


    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:  Suspended for the summer

   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.