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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

Angel Food Ministries
Broadway Christian Church 
2601 W. Broadway, Columbia, MO
Hours: Dependent on location

Services: Sells low cost, high quality groceries monthly with no eligibility restrictions: regular food boxes contain enough food to feed a family of four for one week (contents change monthly); fresh fruit or coffee; food sales and distribution handled by individual church host sites.
Eligibility: None
Fees: Regular food box costs $30 (food value estimated at approximately $50); special food
boxes vary in price; all locations accept EBT cards, checks, cash or money orders

Ashland Baptist Church - Mobile Food Pantry
203 E Broadway, Ashland, MO 65010
Distribution: 3rd Tuesday 3 pm to 6:30 pm

Central Pantry
1007 Big Bear Blvd., Columbia, MO 65202
(573) 874-7848   Fax: (573) 874-3064
Hours: Tuesday through Friday:10- 4 pm, Saturday 10 - 2

Services: Provides food for needy families or individuals in Boone County
Eligibility: Must be poverty level or crisis situation
Fees: None

Columbia/Boone County Public Health & Human Services - Mobile Food Pantry
1005 W. Worley St., Columbia, MO 65203
Distribution: 4th Wednesday 4 pm to 6 pm

Columbia Church of the Nazarene
2601 Blue Ridge Rd., Columbia, MO 65202
Wednesdays: 6 pm

Columbia Farmers Market
1769 W Ash St, Columbia, MO 65203
Summer Season: Saturdays: 8am-12pm (March 9-October)
Winter Season: Saturdays 9am-12pm (Nov.-March)
Weekday Season: Tuesdays 10am-1pm & Thursdays 3-6pm (May-October)

Services: Offers locally grown or produced goods to the public including fruits, vegetable, meats, breads, plants and flowers.The Access to Healthy Food (AHF) program helps low-income families with young children eat healthy food by matching SNAP and WIC benefits at the Columbia Farmers Market. Families that receive SNAP and/or WIC beneifits with children under the age of 19 are eligible to double their benefits up to $25 each Saturday market.
Eligibility: Anyone can attend the market, located at the corner of West Blvd. and Worley
Fees: Free to customers

Columbia Housing Authority Food Pantry
616 Park Ave, Columbia MO 65201
Wednesdays: 6 pm - 9 pm

Any client being assisted by the Columbia Housing Authority

Columbia Square Town Homes
1715 W. Worley, Ste. C, Columbia, MO 65203
Distribution:  M - F, 10 am to 2 pm

Douglass Park Summer Lunch Program
400 N. Providence, Columbia, MO 65203
June and July, under the shelter
11:30am  - 1 pm

Hallsville Food Pantry
Hallsville Baptist Church, 115 Elizabeth St., Hallsville, MO 65255
Fourth Tuesday of every month: 4:00 - 6:30pm

What to bring:  photo ID, proof of address, Social Security cards for every member of the household, boxes, bags or baskets to carry the food.

Harbor House - Salvation Army
602 N. Ann, Columbia, MO 65201
(573)442-1984    Fax: (573)449-3604
Hours: 24 hours, 365 days a year

Daily free community lunch - 7 days a week including holidays.

Loaves and Fishes
Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church
702 Wilkes Blvd., Columbia, MO 65201

LOAVES & FISHES is a nightly free dinner served from the kitchen of Wilkes Blvd UMC starting at 5:00 pm.
Wilkes hosts Loaves & Fishes but the program is organized through Ruth O'Neill with the St. Francis Catholic Worker House. If you're interested in signing up a group to serve the meal, contact
Loaves & Fishes serves anywhere from 75-150 plates 363 evenings a year and is a true community project. Get involved today!

Latter House Food Pantry
4914 Prairie Ridge St., Columbia, MO 65202
Distribution: 1st and 3rd Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm

Meals on Wheels of Columbia, Inc.
800 Hospital Dr., Columbia, MO 65201

Hot nutritious meals are delivered by volunteers Monday through Friday.  Additional cold supper or frozen weekend meals are available.  Special diets available.  Sliding fee scale, maximum charge is $5.25 per meal.  
Eligibility: Senior citizens striving to live independently with support, disabled adults needing nutritional support, any adult recovering from a recent hospitalization, or needing temporary emergency food.  

Mid-Missouri Baptist Association (Shepherd's Basket Food Pantry)
812 Hitt Street, Columbia, MO 65201
Hours: 8:15-3:30 Monday-Friday
Shepherd's Basket Food Pantry: 1:30-4:30 Monday and Thursday, Karis Church, 606 Ridgeway Ave. 573-529-9311

Services: Shepherd’s Basket Food Pantry; Baptist Church information
Other assistance: disaster relief, university and college campus ministry, summer children and youth camps, and hospital visitation
Eligibility: Poverty level for Shepherd’s Basket, anyone eligible for other programs.

Missouri State Family Support Division
601 Bus. Loop 70 West, Columbia MO 65203
or  1209 E. Walnut, Columbia MO 65201
Phone: (855-373-4636)  Automated line: (800) 392-1261
Hours: 8:00-5:00 (M-F)

Services: Family Support Division: TANF, Temporary Assistance for children deprived of the support of one or both parents, blind pension, food stamps, child care support,
Missouri HealthNet.
Fee: Free
Eligibility: Services available based on income

Monument of Grace Church
700 W. Sexton, Columbia, MO 65203
Every 4th Saturday - 11 am - 2 pm

New Life Evangelistic Center
901 Wilkes Boulevard, Columbia, MO 65201
(573)875-0603   Fax: (573)875-0603
Hours: Shelter: 6:45p.m.-8:00a.m.; Free Store (clothing): 12-4:00 (M-Sat)

Services: Temporary emergency shelter for men; clothing; referrals, food pantry
Fee: None
Eligibility: Police check for shelter and photo ID

Progressive Missionary Baptist Church
702 Banks Ave., Columbia, MO 65203
1:00 - 3:00 Every other Tuesday
Lunch 11:00 - 1:00 on Saturdays

Russell Chapel
108 E Ash., Columbia, MO 65203
11:00 am - 1 pm, 2nd and 4th Saturdays

Salvation Army
1108 W. Ash, Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 442-3229   Fax: (573) 449-6185
Hours: 9:00a.m.-4:30p.m. (M-F)

Services: Food pantry M,T,Th,F from noon to 2; clothing vouchers; disaster assistance; Christmas assistance; casework
services and referrals for transients and resident: youth activities for ages 6-18
Fee: None for most services, program service fee of 10% is asked for Harbor House residents
Eligibility: Must have need

Seventh Day Adventist Food Pantry
320 W. Hwy 22, Centralia, MO 65240
Distribution: 2nd and 3rd Monday, 9 am to 2 pm

St. Luke UMC
204 E. Ash, Columbia, MO 65203
11:30 am every second Sunday

Sturgeon Ministerial Alliance Pantry
101 E. Smith St., Sturgeon, MO 65284
Distribution: 1st and 3rd Saturday, 9 am to 11 am

The Latter House
4919 Prairie Ridge St., Columbia, MO 65202
10 am - 2 pm, 2nd Saturday

Tiger Pantry
1400 Rock Quarry Rd., Rm. #8, Columbia MO, 65211
Tuesday and Wednesdays: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm, Sundays: 11 am - 2 pm

Only for Mizzou students, staff and faculty

Voluntary Action Center (VAC)
403A Vandiver Drive, Columbia, MO 65202
(573) 874-2273   Fax: (573) 874-9172

Services Provided: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - noon & 1 - 4 p.m. (by appointment only, please call for intake and to schedule appointment for no contact services)
Phones: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
SERVICES: Financial Assistance with: Missouri Birth Certificates, Photo IDs, Prescriptions, Medical and Dental Copayments, Food Handler Cards required by employer, Baby Formula for WIC clients, Gas for work and medical appointments, Work Uniforms required for new employment, Car Repair for employed individuals, Rent and Motel Assistance (based on availability and grant guidelines)
In-Kind Assistance: Emergency Food, Hygiene Products, Feminine Hygiene Products, Household Cleaning Products, Diapers and Wipes, Go COMO Bus Tickets, Clothing Vouchers, Safe Kids Car Seat Vouchers
Seasonal Programs: Homes for Computers (school-age children), Window Air Conditioner Exchange, Summer Fans, Lunch in the Park (summer lunch for school-age children), Back to School Health Fair (school supplies for school-age children), Warm Up Columbia (winter clothing), Holiday Program (holiday gifts and meals)
ELIGIBILITY: Client must be a current Boone County resident and gross income for everyone living at the Address must be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

WIC Program/Boone County Health Dept
1005 W. Worley, Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 874-7384   Fax: (573) 874-7757
Hours: 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. (M-F), Tuesday evening clinics also available

Services: Nutrition education; breastfeeding education and support; health care referral; monthly food checks for milk, cheese, eggs, cereal, juice, dried beans/peas, peanut butter, infant formula, infant cereal and infant juice.
Fee: Free of charge to eligible participants
Eligibility: Income guidelines (185% Federal Poverty Level), re-certification every 6 months to
determine continued eligibility