|Truck to the Table - Mobile Food Pantry
Together, We Can Fight Hunger.
Many Southeast Missourians are suddenly finding themselves unable to provide for their family due to loss of a job, a medical situation arises or some other life changing event occurs. Truck to the Table Mobile Food Pantry was created to be there for these families and others facing hunger by providing emergency food assistance. Food distributions typically last 3 hours and can be held on parking lots or at churches, community centers and other such places. Each distribution can serve up to 300 families, providing not only frozen, boxed and canned food, but fresh produce, bakery, dairy and meats. Truck to the Table held its first distribution in November 2009 and in 2013 the program served over 32,000 families.
A Community Partnership.
We partner with individuals, civic groups, and non-profit organizations in our sixteen county service area. Partners provide volunteers and a site for distribution, and they help spread the word about upcoming distributions. These partners promote each distribution through all media outlets. The client or the sponsoring organization will be responsible for supplying bags and/or boxes.
Become a Distribution Site.
Is your agency or organization interested in hosting a mobile food pantry distribution? Southeast Missouri Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry Coordinator will prepare the truck, deliver the food, and assist volunteers with set-up and distribution. A mobile food pantry can be hosted virtually anywhere. For safety reasons, Mobile distributions must take place on pavement with no overhead hanging wires. Southeast Missouri Food Bank will provide all tables used during distribution.
Become a Sponsor.
Make a direct impact in your community by sponsoring a Southeast Missouri Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry Distribution site.
Scheduled Stops by county for 2015
Please remember to bring a bag or a box and a photo I.D. for proof of residency
Only one person can receive food per household
Pick ups are not allowed - You must be present to receive food
Please direct all questions regarding Truck to the Table Mobile Food Pantry
to: Missy Rice @ 573.703.3019
Zalma, at the Zalma General Baptist Church Gym, 4 p.m. - February 18 and April 1, 2015
Poplar Bluff, at the River of Life Church, 10 a.m. - Second Saturday of each month
Neelyville, at the Neelyville High School, 10 a.m. - Fourth Saturday of each month
Cape Girardeau county
Ellsinore, at the General Baptist Church, 10 a.m. – Fourth Saturday of the month
New Madrid county
Tallapoosa, at the First Southern Baptist Church, 6 p.m. - February 4
Caruthersville, at Temple Baptist Church, 1200 Truman Blvd., 7 p.m. - February 25
Ste. Genevieve county
Puxico, at the First Baptist Church, 10 a.m. – First Saturday of the month
Bloomfield, at the Bloomfield Assembly Church of God, 9 a.m.- First Saturday every other month beginning February 2015
Essex, at the Harvest Assembly Church, 5 p.m. - Third Friday of the month
Dudley, at the Faith Community Church, 10 a.m. - Third Saturday of the month
Advance, at the Advance School Cafeteria, 10 a.m. – Third Saturday every other month beginning February 2015
Essex, at the Church of Christ, 6 p.m. - Fourth Friday of the month
Bloomfield, at Trinity Methodist church, 9 a.m. - Dates are as follows:
1/24, 2/28, 3/28, 4/25, 5/30, 6/27, 7/25, 8/29, 9/26, 10/31, 11/21, 12/19 - 2015
Piedmont, at the Youth and Community Center, 10 a.m. - Dates are as follows:
1/27, 2/24, 3/24, 4/21, 5/19, 6/23 July TBA, 8/18, 9/22, 10/20, 11/24, 12/22 - 2015
Are you interested in hosting a Truck to the Table Mobile Food Pantry? Please contact Melissa Rice at 573.471.1818 (office) 573.703.3019 (cell) or email@example.com.
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