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Each night in the U.S., 17.4 million families go to bed hungry. An additional 6.9 million families experience very low food security. That means they don't always know where their next meal is coming from.
The Salvation Army helps diminish hunger daily by providing nutritious meals to anyone in need. This includes homeless people of all ages, as well as individuals and families who may be down on their luck and in need of some extra assistance. In addition to addressing the immediate symptoms of food insecurity, our programs are designed to help identify and treat its root cause. Over time, this holistic approach to the physical, mental, and spiritual needs of each person helps move many from "hungry" to "fully healed."
Every day we're providing meals to families in shelters, people living on the streets, and those unsure of where their next meal will come from.
By offering access to free fresh produce and canned goods, we provide valuable meal supplementation while helping those in need to maintain their independence and dignity. These programs are especially crucial in "food deserts," where entire communities lack access to a grocery store.
Food Pantry Location and Times:
The Salvation Army Corps
1108 West Ash Street
Columbia, MO 65203
Monday - Friday (except Wednesdays)
12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
*Clothing Vouchers can also be obtained through our food pantry during regular food pantry hours.
**During COVID-19 pandemic the food pantry is by appointment only until further notice. Call Edith Walker at 573-442-3229 ext. 230.
The Salvation Army, homeless shelter, Harbor House has a sit-down lunch program every day, seven days a week and on every holiday for those who are food insecure. This ensures that the most vulnerable members of society do not go hungry.
Community Lunch Program Location and Times:
602 North Ann Street
Columbia, MO 65201
Every day including holidays
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
*During COVID-19 pandemic sacked lunches are being prepared for the community lunch program. These lunches can be picked up at the door.
The Salvation Army provides a Thanksgiving Dinner Community Dinner out of our shelter.
*Due to COVID-19 pandemic Thanksgiving Dinner will not available.
Families and individuals who sign up for Christmas assistance will receive a grocery voucher to grocery shop at a local grocery store.
The Salvation Army provides emergency assistance when funding is available to help with mortgage, rent and/or utility bills, to keep families in their homes. For more information or support: contact our Corps Community Center at 573-442-3229, or call the United Way Emergency assistance hotline at 211.
Many of The Salvation Army's services ensure families have nutritious food to eat and a safe place to sleep. Once the basics are covered, we support families with after-school programming, creative arts education, worship opportunities, and more. Learn More >