Ivy Bend Food Pantry

41569 Ivy Bend Road Stover, MO 65078

Distribution Results for September, 2018:

Food was distributed to 216 households in September, which included 524 individuals.  There were 127 children under 18 and 143 seniors over 60 served.  Five new families were added  this month.

The remaining distribution dates for  2018 are:

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.

October 4, 2018:

Six-week health program sponsored by the Morgan County Health Department will begin on Thursday, October 4th, starting at 9:30 a.m.

October 5, 2018:

Morgan County Health Department will be available the the pantry on Friday, October 5th,  for health screening during Senior meals from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

October 6, 2018: 

The Youth Center monthly breakfast will be on Saturday, October 6th, from 7 to 11 a.m.  This month's menu consists of  all-you-can-eat pancakes or waffle,  scrambled eggs, hashbrowns and sausage patty.  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.

Be sure to order your Take and Bake pizza by Friday, October 19th.


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, effective August 3rd, 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:

10-05-18         Ham, macaroni & cheese, baked beans
10-12-18         Cheeseburger or chicken noodle soup, salad, roll, crackers

10-19-18         Club sandwich, chips

10-26-18         Baked chicken, stuffing, mashed potatoes & gravy, veggie sticks

    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:  Call Pantry with student information

   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.