Ivy Bend Food Pantry

41569 Ivy Bend Road Stover, MO 65078

Distribution Results for October, 2017:

For the third month in a row, food was distributed to a record 233 households.  We could not provide this service without the great volunteers.  This month's total included 128 children and 126 seniors over 65.  There were 11 first-time recipient families added  this month for a total 121 for the year.

Again, a big thank you to 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 and provides info on spaying and neutering our pets, in some cases free of charge or at reduced cost.

The remaining distribution dates for  2017 are:

November 29
December 27

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

Happening this month:

November 11, 2017:

Ivy Bend Fire and Rescue will be hosting their annual chili dinner on Saturday, November 11th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.  All veterans will eat free. 


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  November is as follows:

11-03-17         Pork loin or Liver & onions, mashed potatoes & gravy, slaw, roll

11-10-17         Lasagna, garlic toast, tossed salad

11-17-17         Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, roll

11-24-17         Chili or vegetable soup, cornbread


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.