Food
Food Banks and Other Food Related Resources

211: Local Resource Referral Center

 

Dial 211 to connect to a staff member who will connect you with a resource provided in their system.

 

Text Message:

Text UNITE to 741741 to be connected to a crisis counselor via text.

 

Hours:

24/7

 

Description of Services Provided:

211 is an Information and referral line based on the individual's needs. The staff at 211 will generate a list of referrals based on the needs.

 

Resources include but are not limited to housing, homeless assistance, utilities, COVID-19, and mental health.

Food Banks

Christian Action Ministries (CAM)

 

Branson, Missouri Location

Phone Number:

(417) 334-1157

Address:

610 South 6th Street

Branson, Missouri 65616

 

Forsyth, Missouri Location

Phone Number:

(417) 251-0260

Address:

10726 Highway 76

Powersite, Missouri 65731

 

Hours for Both Locations:

Monday: 2-6 PM

Tuesday-Thursday: 12-3 PM

Friday: 8 AM-12 PM

 

Description of Services Provided:

At Christian Action Ministries, we share the love of Jesus Christ with our neighbors in need throughout Taney County. CAM Food Pantry is made possible by the generous support we receive from individuals, churches, and businesses in our community and the dozens of faithful volunteers who contribute their time and talents to serve others.

 

Other Important Information and Documents Needed to Receive Services:

  • Must provide photo ID

  • Provide the number of people in the household

 

Please visit CAM at the addresses listed above to receive services.

 

Website Link:

https://www.christianactionministries.org/

The Salvation Army Branson: Serving Stone and Taney Counties

 

Phone Number:

(417) 339-4434

 

Address: 

1114 Stanley Ave.

Branson, Missouri 65616

 

Hours:

Monday-Friday

9:30 AM-12 PM, 1-3 PM

 

Food Bank Hours: 

Every Wednesday

9 AM-1 PM

 

Description of Services Provided:

The Salvation Army Branson is a worship and community center that provides the local community with needed services. The Salvation Army has a food bank open to the community every Wednesday. People can visit this food bank location every 28 days. Please call to inquire about other additional resources, including utility and rent assistance.

 

Other Important Information and Documents to Receive Services:

  • Photo id (driver's license or passport)

  • Social security number

  • Piece of mail with the current address.

  • Children of the home will need a social security card or school registration.

 

The Salvation Army Food Bank: Please bring the required documents to the address listed above to receive services at the food bank. 

 

Website Link:

https://www.facebook.com/TSAbranson/

Other Food Related Resources

Answers to Prayers Ministry

 

Phone Number:

(417) 543-0840

(417) 543-0841

 

Person to Contact:

Sue Desmarais

 

Address: 

144 First Street - Turkey Creek Junction Unit 144

Hollister, Missouri 65672

 

Hours: 

Monday-Thursday 

10 AM- 12 PM 

Saturday

11 AM-12 PM

 

Description of Services Provided:

Answer to Prayers Ministry is showing underprivileged families in the U.S. the love of God by blessing them with new clothing, hygiene kits, food, and blessing sacks throughout the year.

 

Answer to Prayers Ministry will provide two new outfits per child per month. All children must be present at Answers to Prayers Ministry to obtain clothing or resources during the initial meeting.

 

Please call to schedule a timeslot.

 

Other Important Information and Documents Needed:

  • No documents are needed.


 

Website Link:

https://www.facebook.com/AnswersToPrayers

OACAC People's Pantry

 

Address:

Faith Community Health

610 S. 6th Street,

Branson MO, 65616

Riley's Treasures/House of Hope

215 Veterans BLVD,

Branson MO, 65616

OACAC Center

15060 Business Highway 13, 

Branson West, 65737

Hours:

24/7

Description of Services Provided:

OACAC launched a project called the People's Pantry. The initiative aims to increase access to food amid economic hardship and limited resources. Stone and Taney county Neighborhood Center locations coordinated the placement and installation of an outdoor pantry available to the public 24/7. OACAC assists in keeping the pantry stocked and coordinates the upkeep. Canned food and non-perishable items are available at several locations.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, EBT, or Food Stamps) 

Phone Number:

(855) 373-4636

 

Address:  

2901 Green Mountain Dr. 

Branson, Missouri 65616

 

Hours: 

Missouri Department of Social Services

Call Center:

Monday-Friday 

6 AM- 6 PM 

 

Missouri Department of Social Services Office:

Monday-Friday

8 AM-5 PM

 

Description of Services Provided:

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) offers a monthly benefit to help you buy food and food products, such as seeds and plants, to grow food. This monthly benefit is loaded to an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and cannot be withdrawn as cash. Your monthly benefit amount will depend on your income and the size of your household.

 

Other Important Information and Documents Needed to apply for SNAP:

  • Live in Missouri

  • Do not make more than the current income limit.

  • Current or three most recent paychecks

  • Proof of residency (copy of the lease, utility bill, etc.)

  • Have (or agree to apply for) a social security number for all members of your household

  • Do not own more than $2,500 in resources ($3,750 if everyone in your household is over 60 or disabled). Resources do not include your home, vehicle(s), life insurance, burial plots or prepaid burials, personal property that does not bring in an income, savings and pension plans, Indian and Alaskan Native payments, or any resources you do not have access to.

 

Please use the provided application link below to apply for SNAP

  • After the application has been received, a phone interview will verify the information and determine needed documents and eligibility.

  • You will typically know if you are approved for SNAP within 30 days. 

  • The Family Support Division will process your application and any supporting documentation as soon as they receive it. This can take up to 10 days. Once your application is processed, you will get a letter that lets you know if you are eligible for SNAP benefits or not.

  • In some emergency cases, you can get SNAP benefits in seven days or less. You will need to complete Section 2 of your SNAP application to see if you are eligible. You can also tell the Family Support Division if these questions apply to you when you submit your application.


 

Application Link:

https://formsportal.dss.mo.gov/content/forms/af/moa/my-dss/family-support-division/FS-1/fs-1.html