Ivy Bend Food Pantry

41569 Ivy Bend Road Stover, MO 65078

Happy Valentines Day

and may God bless you!

Distribution Results for January, 2018:

We start the year with the number families served at 202.  In January, there were 493 individuals served.  This month's total included 115 children under 18 and 158 seniors over 60.  There were 4 new families added  for the start of the new year.

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:

February 28
March 28
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:

February 2, 2018:

Morgan County Health Department will be providing health screening at the Senior Meal lunch on Friday, February 2nd, between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.

February 14, 2018:

Lakeview Baptist Church will be hosting an Adult Sweethearts Dinner at the church on Wednesday, February 14th.  For more information and time, watch the sign in front of the church or call 372-5060.

February 19, 2018:

The Ivy Bend Food Pantry Board Meeting will be held on Monday, February 19th at 6:00 p.m.

February,  2018:

FREEDOM FROM SMOKING program will continue each Monday through February 27th starting at 1:00 p.m.  NOW IS THE TIME TO FINALLY KICK THAT HABIT!!


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  January is as follows:

02-02-18         Pork loin, soup, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables
02-09-18         Unstuffed cabbage roll casserole, corn, dinner roll

02-16-18         Ham, cheesy potatoes, green beans, soup

02-23-18         Breakfast for lunch - Hash brown casserole, fruit, muffin

    Meal Menu subject to change.   

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.

   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.