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Angel Food Ministries
Broadway Christian Church 
2601 W. Broadway, Columbia, MO
(573)445-5312
Hours: Dependent on location
www.broadwaychristian.net/

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


Central Missouri Food Pantry
1007 Big Bear Blvd., Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 874-7848   Fax: (573) 874-3064
Hours: Office: 8-4 pm Monday through Friday; Pantry: 11- 4 pm Monday through Friday, 10 - 2 pm Saturday
SeanR@sharefoodbringhope.org

Services: Provides food for needy families or individuals in Boone County
Eligibility: Must be poverty level or crisis situation
Required Documentation for Services: photo ID and residency proof
Fees: None


Columbia Area Senior Center
1121 Business Loop 70 East, Columbia, MO 65201
(573)874-2050   
Fax: (573)875-8864  
Hours: 9-4 pm (Monday through Friday); Lunch 10:45-1 pm (Monday through Friday); Sunday 
Meal: 11-1 pm

Services: Meals, recreation; volunteer opportunities; information and referral; room rental
available
Eligibility: Senior: 50 years of age and over for activities; anyone can attend meals
Fees: Meals: $5.00 Monday through Friday and $6.00 Sunday; $1.00 donation for most
activities.


Columbia Farmers Market
1701 W Ash St, Columbia, MO 65203
(573)-823-6889
ARC - Saturday 8 am – Noon (April-October), Monday and Wednesday 4 pm-6 pm (Mid May-October)
FORUM CHRISTIAN CHURCH - 3900 Forum Blvd (Map)  Thursday 3pm-6pm (May-October)
WINTER MARKET - 601 W Business Loop 70 W (Map)  Saturday 9am-12pm (Dec 3-March 11)

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


Little Bonne Femme Baptist Association (Shepherd's Basket Food Pantry)
812 Hitt Street, Columbia, MO 65201
(573)239-6043   
Hours: 8:15-3:30 Monday-Friday; Food Pantry: 1:30-4:30 Monday and Thursday, Calvary 
Baptist Church
office@littlebonnefemmeba.com

Services: Shepherd’s Basket Food Pantry; Baptist Church information; Friends and Fellowship:
ministry to individuals affected by mental illness and their families; Morning Start Counseling
Center: family counseling; other assistance: disaster relief, missionary housing, university and
college campus ministry, summer children and youth camps, and hospital visitation
Fee: Fee on a sliding scale basis for Morning Star Counseling only
Eligibility: Poverty level for Shepherd’s Basket, anyone eligible for other programs.


Loaves and Fishes
Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church
702 Wilkes Blvd., Columbia, MO 65201
573-268-8095  

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 ruth1327@yahoo.com
Loaves & Fishes serves anywhere from 75-150 plates 363 evenings a year and is a true community project. Get involved today!


Meals on Wheels of Columbia, Inc.
800 Hospital Dr., Columbia, MO 65201
573-886-7554
mowheels@gmail.com

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.  


Missouri State Children’s Division and 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: Temporary Assistance for children deprived of the support
of one or both parents, blind pension, food stamps, child care support, children’s services,
Missouri HealthNet, Children’s Division: foster home placement, adoption services, abuse and
neglect hotline investigations
Fee: Free
Eligibility: Children’s services without restriction, other services available based on income


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


Oakland Senior Center
805 Old Hwy 63N, Columbia, MO 65201
573-449-8000

Meals served from 11 am to 12:30 pm. A variety of recreational and social activities. Health education and screening programs. Exercise classes. Information and assistance services. Plenty of volunteer opportunities for people of all ages.


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; 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


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

Hours: Phone: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (M - F) ; Office: 9:00 am -noon and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (M - F)
Services: 
  • Family Assistance and Emergency Services: medication, gasoline, work clothing,CATS tickets, IDs and birth certificates, Youth Enrichment Fund scholarships, food, hygiene items, diapers, car repair, etc; 
  • Seasonal programs: Christmas adopt-a-family, Lunch in the park, Summer fans, Homes for Computers, Warm-Up Columbia, school supplies, Christmas in July; community information and referral; Volunteer information, promotion, recruitment, training, fairs and recognition; 
  • Community Services Directory: Helping Hand Catalog of volunteer opportunities
Fee: Services and Helping Hand Catalog free of charge, fee for Community Services Directory
Eligibility: No restriction for volunteer program, Family Assistance and Emergency Services determined on an individual case basis.


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


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