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Aging Best
1121 Bus. Loop 70 E., Columbia, MO 65201
800-369-5211 (573) 443-5823  Fax: 573-875-8907

Variety of services for older Americans including the long term Ombudsman Program, senior center meals and activities, home-delivered meals, transportation, respite care and resources for caregivers, Telephonic Reassurance, referrals and assistance with Medicare and prescriptions, health and mobility workshops, and more.
Eligibility: Age 60 or older

Laura Miller George Help Center
409 Fairground, Mexico, MO 65265

Food Pantry: Food Distributions: Supplemental food is provided from Feeding America and TEFAP (We are an equal opportunity provider) on a monthly basis every Wednesday from 9:00am-12:00pm and every Friday from 3:00pm-6:00pm. These are once per month distributions and you may come on whichever Wednesday or Friday you would prefer throughout the month. We also hold a once monthly supplemental Food Distribution in Vandalia, MO. on the 3rd Thursday of each month, 11:00am-2:00pm, located at 111 S. Main St. The eligibility for supplemental food, that you are experiencing food insecurity. 
We share food with our neighbors in our lobby each day we are open with no obligation or sign in. There is never a charge for food. Our Salvation Army emergency financial assistance includes help with prescription medicine, birth certificates and other emergency needs on an individual basis, depending upon the individual’s needs

Mexico Senior Center
606 Park St.
Mexico, MO 65265

Meals Served  Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Missouri Department of Social Services 
Family Support Division
4690 South Clark, Mexico, MO  65265
573-581-3312  855-373-4636

Hours:  Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Family Support Division can help you or your family with food stamps, healthcare, child care, child support, and other needs as we support our mission to maintain and strengthen Missouri families.

St. John’s Catholic Food Pantry
7th and Elm, Laddonia, MO 63352

Distribution 3rd Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Vandalia Salvation Army
1501 W US Hwy 54, Vandalia, MO 63382
573-594-2146 (can leave message, but would prefer people come in person Tues or Thur between 9am and noon)

Located at the Second Missionary Baptist Church. We help pay utility bills, food costs, prescription medicines, and prescription eyeglasses. Occasionally, through partnership with other local charities and organizations, we can offer gift certificates or other vouchers to local retailers. We also carry the necessary forms to apply to the CMCA Emergency Assistance Program in Columbia MO.