Contact Information: Cargill Cares Food Pantry – call 573-796-6262 ** Project Share Resale Shop – call 573-796-1212
The “mission” of MCMC is to provide food & clothing for those in Moniteau County who are needy. Our services are located at 303 Latham Rd and those of you who have visited our facility know us as the Cargill Cares Food Bank & Project Share, a resale shop. We moved into this facility in Jan 2014.
Cargill Cares Food Pantry – We continue to be blessed with food items through the Central & Northeast Missouri Food Bank, local donations, food drives, & many other supporting activities. Statistics for the first six months of 2016 show the Food Pantry monthly averaged providing 293 families (823 individuals) with food assistance. Volunteers sorted and distributed 221,822 lbs of food. While school was in session in the spring of 2016, their “buddy pack” program averaged providing 209 children weekly in 5 area schools with food supplementation.
Project Share, the clothing resale shop, provides free clothing monthly to those requesting clothing assistance. For the first six months of 2016 there were an average of 50 families who came each month, with an estimate of 3 per family unit, making the service provide 150 individuals needed clothing supplementation. Not only providing the free service for the needy, having the low cost resale facility in our community enables those who cannot afford the high cost of clothing to buy “nice” merchandise that fits their budgets…they usually leave with smiles on their faces. An important part of Project Share has been providing funds to pay for all MCMC services. This could not be accomplished without our community donating the necessary items to stock the resale shop.
The volunteer hours to accomplish both the sorting & stocking of Project Share and the Cargill Cares Food Pantry MUST BE ACKNOWLEDGED! OUR VOLUNTEERS ARE OUR BIGGEST ASSET!! God has provided us with an opportunity to lend a helping hand, a smile or hug as needed, to help rebuild integrity & pride in families that are struggling. Just knowing someone cares makes all the difference.
The food pantry is currently scheduling church groups, youth organizations, or individuals for the 2016-2017 Buddy Pack Program–if interested call Barb @ 573-291-4405
Anyone interested in helping at the resale shop may call Judy @ 573- 230-2316, we are always working Monday & Tuesday starting at 10 a.m. – whatever time you can give. Submitted by Judy Barbour