Help Us Feed Others

You can't tell by looking who needs supplemental food every month to survive. You don't know who could use help: Friends? Family? Neighbors? Co-Workers? We provide supplemental food to over 21,000 people a year. Our food programs help individuals, families, seniors, children, the homeless, and those recovering from disasters.

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Pledge Incentives


$10.00 Level

0 Supporters

Your gift of $10 supplements food to 4 people for a month. Every donation of any size increases our project's momentum and takes us closer to our goal.


$20.00 Level

1 Supporter

Your donation puts us $20 closer to our goal! You have helped 8 people receive supplemental food for a month. Please consider sharing our project on your social media channels to help add to our momentum


$100.00 Level

1 Supporter

Your generous donation puts us $100 closer to our goal! You have helped 40 people be food secure for a month. Your name will be added to our donor list for this project and prominently displayed on our web page for a month following the completion of this project. Please plan on returning to this page to check our project’s progress as we near our deadline.


$250.00 Level

0 Supporters

Your generous donation puts us $250 closer to our goal! You have helped 100 people receive supplemental food for a month. Your name will be added to our donor list for this project and displayed on our Facebook page, Twitter feed, Instagram, and prominently displayed on our web page. Please plan on returning to this page to check our project’s progress as we near our deadline.

Project Overview

Our agency distributes food to the food insecure people of Texas County.

We provide monthly supplemental food to over 1,700 people. Our food programs give food to children through our Weekend School Food Program, to seniors through our Senior Box Program, supplemental food to families and individuals through our USDA commodities program, and to the homeless and disaster victims through our Emergency Food program. 

The cost is approximately $2.50 per person. This means we need over $4,300 per month to feed all of our clients.

Due to decreasing donations, federal and state government reductions of aid, increased food prices, and the higher costs of living for average people, more people than ever are turning to us for help to supplement their food budgets. 

Texas County consists of low income, underemployed, and food insecure family and senior citizen populations which require supplemental food to survive.

We have set our goal for $4,000 and this will not even see us through a month of feeding others. However, the non-financial and secondary goal of this project is to underscore the continuing need for regular donors for our organization. 

You can't tell if a person is food insecure by the clothes they wear anymore. Your neighbor, your relative, or your friend may be food insecure and you would never know it. 

Help Us Help Others have the food they need to survive. Donate today.

 

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Supporters

  • Bridget Dierks

    Bridget Dierks

  • Lori Moncrief

    Lori Moncrief

  • Mitchell Insurance Agency LLC

    Mitchell Insurance Agency LLC

  • Joe E. Richardson

    Joe E. Richardson

  • Wendy Phipps and Ernest Waters

    Wendy Phipps and Ernest Waters

  • Lance and Jessie Neal

    Lance and Jessie Neal

  • Donald and Rosalie Baker

    Donald and Rosalie Baker

  • Houston Do It Center

    Houston Do It Center

  • Evans Funeral Home

    Evans Funeral Home

  • Gentry Construction Company, Inc.

    Gentry Construction Company, Inc.

  • Progressive Ozark Bank

    Progressive Ozark Bank

  • Knights of Columbus 12650

    Knights of Columbus 12650

  • Houston United Methodist Women

    Houston United Methodist Women

  • Wellspring Church

    Wellspring Church

  • Security Bank of the Ozarks

    Security Bank of the Ozarks

  • Mary and Ryan Stone

    Mary and Ryan Stone

  • Richard Hofstetter

    Richard Hofstetter

  • Bonnie Lou Carter

    Bonnie Lou Carter

  • Success Baptist Church

    Success Baptist Church

  • Barbara Byrd

    Barbara Byrd

  • George and Carole Ragain

    George and Carole Ragain

  • St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

    St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

  • Patricia Benoist

    Patricia Benoist

  • Mike Baker

    Mike Baker

  • Ozark Baptist Church

    Ozark Baptist Church

  • Ozark Baptist Church

    Ozark Baptist Church

  • Shannon Heating and Cooling

    Shannon Heating and Cooling

  • Roger and Peggy Lindsey

    Roger and Peggy Lindsey


About Texas County Food Pantry, Inc.

 

Our agency provides many forms of assistance to families and individuals in need.

The food programs include USDA Commodity distribution for individuals and families that meet financial guidelines, a Senior Box program that helps individuals age 60+, a Weekend School Food program for food insecure children, and an Emergency Food program that helps the homeless, domestic violence victims, and in cases of disaster relief. We are a member agency of Ozarks Food Harvest, the food bank for Southern Missouri.

The Emergency Assistance program helps individuals and families that are literally or chronically homeless with rent, deposits, and utility assistance to prevent eviction/homelessness of at risk persons. Our agency serves as the Salvation Army Service Unit for Texas County, Missouri and coordinates the annual Red Kettle Campaign to raise funds for food, shelter, clothing, transportation, prescription assistance and other necessities.

We also operate a Thrift Store, open to the public, which is dependent on community donations. The Thrift Store provides funding for operating expenses, but also serves as a source for homeless or disaster victims to receive clothing, household goods, furniture, and personal hygiene items.

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Texas County Food Pantry, Inc. is to respond to the legitimate needs of the people who request assistance for the basic human needs of food, clothing, healthcare and shelter.  The staff and volunteers are committed to listen with a caring heart, in a manner that respects the person.  We challenge and encourage our clients to use the services of the Food Pantry as an opportunity for change and growth in personal responsibility. 

Texas County Food Pantry, Inc.

http://www.texascountyfoodpantry.org

Houston, MO
417-967-4484
tcfpdirector@centurytel.net