Ivy Bend Food Pantry

41569 Ivy Bend Road Stover, MO 65078

Distribution Results for November, 2018:

Food was distributed to 231 households in November, which included 568 individuals.  There were 135 children under 18 and 175 seniors over 60 served.  Thirteen new families were added  this month.

The remaining distribution date for  2018 is:
December 22

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

Happening this month:

December 1, 2018: 

The Youth Center monthly breakfast will be on Saturday, December 1st, from 7 to 11 a.m.  This month's menu consists of  all-you-can-eat pancakes,  scrambled eggs, 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.

Ivy Bend Youth & Community Center is still taking Christmas cookie orders until Sunday, December 9th.  Pickup date for cookies is Thursday, December 20th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

And, the Youth Center  has T-shirts with the Youth Center logo for sale for $15.00.

December 7, 2018:

Morgan County Health Department will be available the the pantry on Friday, December 7th  for health screening during Senior meals from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Flu and pneumonia shots will also be available.  Bring insurance information.

December 9, 2018:

Lakeview Baptist Church will have the Hanging of the Greens on Sunday, December 9th at
10:30 a.m.  Pot luck to follow.

December 23, 2018:

There will be a children's Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 23rd at the Lakeview Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m.

December 24, 2018:

Lakeview Baptist Church Christmas Eve services will start at 6:00 p.m. and  the church will be open until midnight. Snacks will be served.


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:

12-07-18         Yankee pot roast, dinner roll 
12-14-18         Chicken & noodles, dinner roll, salad

12-21-18         Chili or vegetable beef soup, cornbread

12-28-18         Chicken & dumplings or noodles, green beans, pickled beets

    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 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

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

   Little Free Library - Take a book - Return a book

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 has Bible study twice a week; for children on Mondays from 5-7 p.m. and adults on Wednesdays from 4-5 p.m.  The church has also started an Addiction Recovery Program.  Meetings are every Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  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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