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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

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 Area Senior Center
1121 Business Loop 70 East, Columbia, MO 65201
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

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

Columbia Farmers Market
1701 W Ash St, Columbia, MO 65203
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

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

Little Bonne Femme Baptist Association (Shepherd's Basket Food Pantry)
812 Hitt Street, Columbia, MO 65201
Hours: 8:15-3:30 Monday-Friday
Calvary Baptist Food Pantry: 1:30-4:30 Monday and Thursday, 606 Ridgeway Ave. 573-449-3144

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

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!

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.  

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

Oakland Senior Center
805 Old Hwy 63N, Columbia, MO 65201

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.

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; 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

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

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
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)
  • 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