Ivy Bend Food Pantry

41569 Ivy Bend Road Stover, MO 65078

Distribution Results for September, 2019:

 There were 205 families including 478 individuals, with 106 children under 18 and 167 seniors over 60 served for the September distribution.   Also, eight new families were added.
October 30
November 27
December 19

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

Happening this month:

October 4, 2019: 

The Youth Center monthly breakfast will be on Saturday, October 4th, from 7 to 11 a.m.  This month's menu consists of  all-you-can-eat pancakes, French  toast or waffle with strawberries and whipped cream served with sausage patty and scrambled eggs.  Juice and coffee will also be served.  $5.00 for adults,  $3.00  children from 6 to 11 years old and children under 5 eat free. There will be a bake sale and a 50/50 drawing with all proceeds going to the playground fund.

The Youth Center also has T-shirts with the Youth Center logo for sale for $15.00.

October 12, 2019:

On Saturday, October 12th, starting at 2:00 p.m., Ozark Chapel in Laurie will have it's annual Family Festival.
  There will be games and food FREE to everyone.

October 12, 2019:

On Saturday, October 12th, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Ivy Bend Fire and Rescue will have their annual fish fry.  Come and enjoy the fun.

October 31, 2019:

The Youth Center,Fire& Rescue and the animal thrift store will sponsor the annual Trunk or Treat on Tuesday, October 31st from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.  There will be a coloring contest, costumes contest, food, games and of course, Trunk or Treating.


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. 

***Funding for the Senior meals is provided by the Senior Tax Board only for those 60 and older.  Due to increased number of meals for those under 60, it is necessary for us to request a donation of $4.00 to help pay for the cost of food for all of those under 60 years of age.***


Menu for the month of  October is as follows:

10-04-19         Baked ham, mac & cheese or liver & onions & mashed potatoes
10-11-19         Shepherd's pie made with beef, roll
10-18-19         Fried chicken, potatoes & gravy, roll
09-25-19         Baked potato bar


    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.

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

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

   Walk with ease and gentle exercise each Monday, Thursday & Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

   Little Free Library - Take a book - Return a book

Referral service is available for GED and tutoring classes.   For more information, please contact the Pantry at 573-372-9892.

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

Lakeview Baptist Church hosts Bible study.   For more information, call 372-8319.

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 providing  supplemental food, education training and health-improvement classes. 

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