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Community meals, free holiday feasts and food distribution
available in Mid-Missouri

Whether it is a community meal like at the Holts Summit Soup Kitchen, a holiday feast, or food to make at home, the Mid-Missouri community has a variety of ways for those in need to never go hungry year-round and on special occasions. 

Find out more about many of these services, and they all welcome volunteers and donations. Not all meals, free holiday feasts and food distribution points are listed; for more information or to share an event, visit www.newstribune.com/go. 

Community Meals 

SALVATION ARMY CENTER OF HOPE: Meals served Monday through Friday, breakfast from 6:30-8 a.m., lunch from noon-1 p.m. and dinner, 5-6 p.m. at 927 Jefferson St., Jefferson City; 573-635-1975, www.TSACentralMissouri.com or facebook.com/SalvationArmyJC.  

SENIOR NUTRITION CENTER OF JEFFERSON CITY AND COLE COUNTY: (For ages 60 and older and their guests), lunch served from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at Clarke Senior Center, 1310 Linden Drive, and West Point Senior Center, 2701 W. Main; 573-634-8020 or facebook.com/pg/seniorsrockJCMO. 

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH: Community meal from 5:30-6:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday each month at 301 E. Capitol; 573-634-3603 or www.fbcjc.og. 

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Community meal from 6-7 p.m. the fourth Thursday each month at 201 Monroe; 573-635-6886 or www.jcfumc.org.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: 5 p.m. Sunday worship and supper at 324 Madison; 572-636-2149 or www.fpcjcmo.org.

CALLAWAY SENIOR CENTER: (For ages 60 and older and their guests) lunch served from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 531 Commons Drive, Fulton; 573-642-2458 or https://callwayseniorcenter.wordpress.com. 

FULTON SOUP KITCHEN: Serving lunch at noon and dinner at 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, with extended lunch hours on Friday at the John C. Harris Community Center, 350 Sycamore St., Fulton.; 573-826-7491 or thefultonsoupkitchen.com.

HOLTS SUMMIT SOUP KITCHEN: 5-6 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at Holts Summit Civic Center, 282 S. Greenway, Holts Summit; 573-301-8181 or thefultonsoupkitchen.com. 

SERVE, INC.: Community meals from 9 a.m.-noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 5-7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday each month at 4901 Co. Road 304, Fulton; 573-642-6388 or https://serveinc.net.

Free Holiday Feasts

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH: Free Thanksgiving meal for the community served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 22 at 301 E. Capitol Ave (use Monroe Street entrance). Registration for meal delivery will end at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20. Volunteers are welcome to assist including host/hostess, food preparation, decorations, food servers, delivery teams, clean-up and donation collection from community for meal program. Meals are brought to community servants working on Thanksgiving as well. Reservations are helpful, but not necessary at 573-634-3603.

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH: Free Thanksgiving meal served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Kertz Hall at 1206 E. McCarty St., Jefferson City. Dine-in and delivery is available; 573-635-6143 or icangels.com.

NEW BLOOMFIELD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Free Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 22 at 323 Redwood Drive, New Bloomfield; 573-230-8673.

SALVATION ARMY CENTER OF HOPE: From 1-3:30 p.m. and 5-6:30 p.m., a free Thanksgiving and Christmas meal will be served Nov. 22 and Dec. 25, respectively, at 927 Jefferson St., Jefferson City; 573-635-1975, www.TSACentralMissouri.com or facebook.com/SalvationArmyJC.  

NEW BLOOMFIELD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Free Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 22 at 323 Redwood Drive, New Bloomfield; 573-230-8673.

ELDON COMMUNITY CENTER: Free Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 22 at 309 East Second St. Home delivery is available for those who are homebound and live in the Eldon community.

Food Pantries/Distribution 

THE PANTRY OF JEFFERSON CITY (COLE): 11 a.m.-5 p.m. the fourth Saturday each month at 3702 W. Truman Blvd., Suite 122, Jefferson City. No verifications needed; www.thepantryjc.org.

COLE COUNTY MOBILE PANTRY (UNITED WAY): 10 a.m.-noon the first Saturday each month at Jefferson City Day Care, 1002 Myrtle Ave., Jefferson City; 4-6 p.m. the second Saturday each month at Jefferson City Firley YMCA, 525 Ellis Blvd., Jefferson City; 9-11 a.m. the third Saturday each month at Capital West Christian Church, 1315 Fairgrounds Road, Jefferson City; 2-5 p.m. the second Tuesday each month at Trinity Lutheran Church, 13007 Route C, Russellville; 4-6 p.m. the fourth Wednesday each month at St. Martins Catholic Church, 7148 St. Martins Ave., St. Martins. 

SALVATION ARMY: 9-11:50 a.m. and 1-1:50 p.m. the Tuesday and Friday at 927 Jefferson St., Jefferson City; 573-635-1975.

SAMARITAN CENTER: 9:30-11 a.m. Monday through Thursday and 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday at 1310 E. McCarty St., Jefferson City. The center also provides Thanksgiving meals for families. Through Nov. 20, it will add a Thanksgiving dinner kit to its pantry menu items. The kit includes turkeys, chicken broth, stuffing mix, yams, gelatin, fruit cocktail, cranberry sauce and pie filling. Donations of any of those items is appreciated; 573-634-7776 or http://midmosamaritan.org. 

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH: Noon-4 p.m. each Tuesday at 327 E. Capitol Ave., Jefferson City. photo ID required; 573-636-5157 or firstchristianjcmo.org/food-pantry.html.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9-11:30 a.m. Friday at 324 Madison St., Jefferson City; photo ID required; 573-636-2149 or fpcjcmo.org.

GOOD SHEPHERD CENTER: 9-11:15 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday (except when five weeks in a month) at 1117 Adams St., Linn. May only go once per month; 573-897-0525. 

HOLTS SUMMIT MINISTERIAL ALLIANCE: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday (except second Thursday) each month at 460 S. Summit Drive (Union Hill Baptist Church), Holts Summit; 573-896-4374 or https://uhbc.us. 

SHILOH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 1-3 p.m. second Thursday each month, 2380 Route AA, Holts Summit; 573-896-4565. 

OAK CHAPEL FOOD PANTRY: 8 a.m.-noon Friday and Saturday each month (normally first full weekend of the month, exception of holidays) at Country Road 365, Route Y, Guthrie. 

COURT STREET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 2-4 p.m. the third Friday each month at 719 Court St., Fulton; courtumc.org. 

SERVE, INC.: 9 a.m.-noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 5 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday at 4901 Country Road 304, Fulton; 573-642-6388 or https://serveinc.net. 

HELPING HANDS OF CENTRAL MISSOURI: 2-6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday after the fourth Wednesday each month at 784 Missouri 52, St. Elizabeth; 573-493-2716. 

ELDON COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday and the first and second Wednesday each month at 312 E. Second St., Eldon; 573-392-8380. 

VISIONS UNLIMITED FOOD PANTRY: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-noon Saturday after the fourth Wednesday each month at 476 Route Y, Eldon; 573-392-5844. 

FOOD FOR MORGAN COUNTY, INC.: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. the second Wednesday, third Thursday and fourth Monday, and 3-6 p.m. the third Tuesday at 1000 Jones Ave., Versailles; 573-789-7473 or https://food4morgancounty.com.

IVY BEND FOOD PANTRY: 8 a.m.-noon the fourth Wednesday following the fourth Monday each month at 41569 Ivy Bend Road, Stover; 573-372-9892 or www.ivybendfoodpantry.com. 

CARGILL CARES FOOD PANTRY: 3-5 p.m. the first, second and third Thursday and Friday and 9-11 a.m. the third Saturday each month at 303 Latham Road, California; 573-796-6262. 


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