Ivy Bend Food Pantry

41569 Ivy Bend Road Stover, MO 65078

Distribution Results for November, 2019:

 There were 197 families including 474 individuals, with 116 children under 18 and 150 seniors over 60 served for the November distribution.  Eight new families were added.

Remaining distribution dates:

December 18

Distribution dates for 2020:

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

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

Happening this month:

December 7, 2019:

The Youth Center will be having their monthly breakfast on Saturday, December 7th from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m.  On the menu is biscuits and gravy served with sausage, scrambled eggs, hash browns, coffee and juice. The charge for adults is $5.00, children 6-11 is $3.00 and children under 5 is free.  There will be a 50-50 drawing and a bake sale.  Cookie orders due by 12-7-19 with pickup on Thursday, December 19th at 7:00 p.m.


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  December is as follows:

12-06-19         Meatloaf, mashed potatoes & gravy, vegetable
12-13-19         Oven fried chicken, dressing, glazed carrots, roll
12-20-19         Fried chicken, potatoes & gravy, roll
12-27-19         Ham, broccoli & rice casserole, potatoes, applesauce


    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. 

Help Us to Help Our Community By Making a Donation.