The Pantry JC's mission is to reduce food insecurity and empower mid-Missouri residents with confidence in food preparation. It is vital to our organization that all guests feel welcome; therefore, we have no identification, income, or geographic requirements.
If you'd like to help The Pantry JC with a one-time or recurring monetary donation, please click the "donate" button below:
We are located at:
2123 Missouri Blvd.
Jefferson City, MO
2nd & 4th Saturday of the month
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
WHAT DO WE DO DIFFERENTLY?
Guests receive a three-day supply of breakfast items, individually packaged, for each person in the household. Dinner entrees serve at least three people, with possible left overs. Fresh ingredients are provided to fulfill the recipes we give to our guests, so they can cook a meal at home. This helps our guests to become more confident in their cooking abilities and gain valuable meal preparation skills in the process.
testimonials from our guests:
"I have learned skills in the kitchen and my kids are learning to cook as well. I wasn't taught how to cook while growing up so teaching my kids something this important makes me feel like a better mom"
"Having all the ingredients provided to us makes it easier for our family to have a meal together and we feel closer"
"Thank you for allowing us to get extra chicken to cook for a lot of people, after the tornado hit our neighborhood. I had a grill and cooked the chicken and all the neighbors brought anything they could so it wouldn't spoil. We all needed to support each other and the cook out helped us be there for each other"
"Since the tornado hit my sister's house, her and her family come to stay with us, we were able to feed a houseful of people with really good food and it helped them feel better after losing so much"
"I love The Pantry because this is food that I can eat. I have Crohn's disease, so I can't eat all the processed foods other places give out" Rebecca
"As a military wife, it is hard to make ends meet sometimes. When my husband is away for so long, he worries about us. I appreciate you all for being so kind and not making me feel embarrassed because we need a little extra help sometimes"