DeSoto Food Pantry, Contact

Providing food for Desoto, MO families, shut-ins and individuals who are struggling with daily grocery needs. Monthly distribution is on the 2nd Saturday of the month.

Our monthly food distribution is on the second Saturday of the month. Dozens of volunteers gather and organize food items from families, churches, businesses and individuals for distribution to local families, shut-ins and individuals who are struggling with basic household food needs. Donated food items are always needed as well as volunteers, financial support and your prayers.

Operating as usual

04/11/2022

Thanks to the DeSoto area Girl Scouts and all the generous folks who donated, the pantry received over 7,500 personal care items for distribution to local families in need. We're proud and grateful of your efforts during the "April Showers" drive.

04/08/2022

Saturday, April 9 is the next monthly food distribution for folks in the DeSoto School District and Richwoods. Starts at 9 am and runs until Noon. Drive-thru loading with minimal close contact. We have lots of great food items including milk and other dairy, produce, meats and locally donated canned goods from the generous people of DeSoto. Send us a private message about what documentation you need to qualify if you're not a current recipient. On distribution day, please don't send a message, just come in person.

Photos from DeSoto Rotary - Missouri's post 03/29/2022

We appreciate the support we get from community organizations.

Can you freeze milk, butter and cheese? 03/11/2022

Can you freeze milk, butter and cheese?

The pantry will distribute fresh milk and some frozen milk on our next distribution, March 12. The frozen milk was frozen before its expiration date, so it will be just fine when thawed and shaken. To thaw, put the milk jug in a large bowl of tap water into your fridge. In a half hour, change to fresh tap water and in an hour or so, the milk should be ready to shake well and serve.
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03/08/2022

Next DeSoto Food Pantry distribution is Saturday, March 12 from 9 am to Noon. Lots of great meats, produce, dairy and locally donated canned goods. Our volunteers pictured here last month all ready to distribute. A dozen more volunteers also gave their time to help local folks in need.

03/05/2022

Fauth Appliances on DeSoto Main Street donated this Amana chest freezer to the DeSoto Food Pantry this week. Thanks so much for the local support!

02/10/2022

Next DeSoto Food Pantry distribution is Saturday, February 12 from 9 am to Noon. Lots of great meats, produce, dairy and locally donated canned goods, including the pictured Hams donated by our local Save-A-Lot. Fresh milk, eggs, yogurt in glass jars and something new to us, dragon fruit. We had to Google it.

01/06/2022

Next DeSoto Food Pantry distribution is Saturday, January 8 from 9 am to Noon. Lots of great meats, produce, dairy and locally donated canned goods. Minimal contact with drive-through loading.

12/27/2021

A normal pallet is too wide to fit through a standard doorway, so volunteer Dick Drewes narrowed several pallets so we can move large amounts of canned foods from storage to the work room easily. No need to load a cart and then unload to move 50 feet. Thanks!

12/22/2021

Thanks so much to Matthew Bryant for his Eagle Scout Project, a dropbox for pantry canned food donations. Now people can safely drop off canned foods without making an appointment for when a volunteer is there.

12/10/2021

Next DeSoto Food Pantry distribution is Saturday, Dec 11 from 9 am to Noon. Lots of great meats, produce, dairy and locally donated canned goods. Our volunteers are getting everything just right for the big day.

12/06/2021

Thanks so much to the DeSoto Kentucky Fried Chicken for many years of donating unsold fried chicken and biscuits to the DeSoto Food Pantry. Local help for local people in need.

11/26/2021

St. Rose of Lima held their longstanding tradition of a canned food collection during their Thanksgiving Mass. This is their response for all of God's blessings throughout the year. These kind folks took time from their holiday to deliver four shopping carts of items to our pantry right after Mass. Thank you!

11/25/2021

Our local Save A Lot store on Rock Road held a Thanksgiving food drive where customers bought a group of food staple items for several meals. Here are the 114 collected bags that we will give out to local families in need on Dec. 11. Thanks so much for your generosity!

11/24/2021

Many thanks to our local Boy Scouts, their leaders and all the DeSoto citizens who contributed to Scouting For Food 2021. A great success at 5264 food items that will keep the DeSoto Food Pantry going strong into the new year.

11/23/2021

Another great food drive by the students of DeSoto Vineland School. These students helped to load over 2700 items to stock our pantry for the holidays. Thanks very much to the kids, parents and teachers.

11/21/2021

Thanks so much to the students at St. Rose of Lima School for over-achieving in their food drive for the DeSoto Food Pantry, donating over 2000 food items. Showing the spirit of Thanksgiving.

11/19/2021

The Boy Scouts "Scouting For Food" drive is this Saturday. DeSoto has always supported the pantry's mission to help the less fortunate among us. Thank you for donating if you are able. This is a big event for us to get stocked up before the holidays.

11/12/2021

Next monthly distribution for DeSoto Food Pantry is Saturday, November 13 from 9 am to Noon. Fresh milk and produce, cereal, snacks, meats and locally donated canned goods. Safe, low contact drive through loading.

You can send a message directly to DeSoto Food Pantry, Contact. 11/06/2021

You can send a message directly to DeSoto Food Pantry, Contact.

You can send a message directly to DeSoto Food Pantry, Contact.

11/01/2021

Awesome donation from the DeSoto High School International Thespian Society Halloween canned goods drive for the DeSoto Food Pantry. This helps us at a time when we can be generous with those in need during the Thanksgiving holiday. Thanks so much!

10/24/2021

Rev. Gene Moses was inducted into the DeSoto School District Hall of Fame this evening, honoring his lifetime of community service. Rev. Moses is the President of the DeSoto Contact Food Pantry. More of his story is in this week's Leader paper at this link:
https://www.myleaderpaper.com/news/moses-named-to-de-soto-school-district-hall-of-fame/article_269b3fc0-3205-11ec-8d5c-3360b67bc6c9.html

10/07/2021

Saturday, October 9 is our next monthly food distribution. Open from 9 am to Noon. We have fresh eggs, apples, milk and potatoes along with other produce, dairy, meats, canned goods, snacks, jjuice and frozen treats.
Local donations of canned goods and local volunteers are the foundation of our mission to help local people in need.

Google Maps 09/10/2021

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Saturday, September 11 is our monthly distribution to local people in need. Be there from 9 am to Noon. We have fresh eggs, milk, peaches and potatoes along with other produce, meats, canned goods, snacks and frozen treats. Our community supports us with donations and volunteer workers so we can help those who are struggling.
We're on Flucom Rd. about 4 blocks east of Joachim Creek bridge. Google map:
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08/13/2021

Our monthly food distribution is Saturday August 14 from 9 am to Noon. If you didn't participate in the annual signup, bring your documentation to signup. Fresh milk, potatoes, cheese, butter, a variety of produce and dairy, multiple meats, cereal, snacks and our regular great assortment of locally donated canned goods for local people in need.

07/09/2021

Our monthly food distribution is Saturday July 10 from 9 am to Noon. If you didn't participate in the annual signup, bring your documentation to signup. Fresh milk, eggs, apples, and other produce and dairy, multiple meats, cereal, snacks and lots of other great food for local families in need.

06/11/2021

Our monthly food distribution is Saturday June 12 from 9 am to Noon. If you didn't participate in the annual signup, bring your documentation to signup. Fresh potatoes, apples, lettuce and other produce and dairy, multiple meats, cereal, snacks and lots of other great food for local families in need.

05/10/2021

Thanks so much to Dollar General. They regularly donate their perishable food items to our pantry when they rotate stock. Local help for local people in need.

05/07/2021

Our monthly food distribution is Saturday May 8 from 9 am to Noon. Please wear a mask to pick up a pager to get a spot in line for drive through loading. If you didn't participate in the annual signup last week, bring your documentation to signup. Lots of great food for local families in need.

Google Maps 04/30/2021

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Saturday, May 1 is our annual Signup Day from 9 am to Noon. Annual signup is a requirement to participate in food distributions. Clients who are signed up will be first priority on distribution day, May 8. Those who are not yet signed up will have to complete that before they get a beeper for food loading on the second Saturday..
You'll need picture ID, Social Security cards for each person who will be receiving food, documentation of residency (utility bill, etc), documentation of income for each adult and proof of any special circumstances like government assistance (SNAP, etc) or excessive medical bills.
We're on Flucom Rd. about 4 blocks east of Joachim Creek bridge. Google map:
https://goo.gl/maps/Xogok9bzyzT2

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04/16/2021

Thanks to DeSoto High "No Kids Hungry" Food Drive! Lots of great food donated to keep the DeSoto Pantry going strong.

04/12/2021

Awesome food donation to our food pantry from the DeSoto Jr High Student Council of 2100 items! Thanks for this solid support during a year of challenges for the pantry and our community.

04/10/2021

Please don't leave donated food by our doors while we are not open. We can't use food that has been exposed to bugs and mice. Please call 636-586-7300 to arrange an appointment for a drop-off or drop off at the DeSoto Public Library during their normal business hours. They are a huge help to our mission. Thanks!

04/09/2021

Our monthly food distribution is Saturday April 10 from 9 am to Noon. Please wear a mask to pick up a pager to get a spot in line for drive through loading. We have fresh pears, oranges, eggs, other nice produce, milk, frozen meats and locally donated canned goods.

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Our monthly food distribution is on the second Saturday of the month by appointment. Dozens of volunteers gather and organize food items from families, churches, businesses and individuals for distribution to local families, shut-ins and individuals who are struggling with basic household food needs. Donated food items are always needed as well as volunteers, financial support and your prayers.

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Athena and Vineland Schools both had very generous food drives for the DeSoto Food Pantry last week. Thanks to all who w...
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The DeSoto Food Pantry is a USDA equal opportunity provider in the DeSoto, Missouri area, helping local families in need with food.

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705 East Stone St. At Flucom Road
DeSoto, MO
63020

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