Free food boxes being distributed to low-income households

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

On April 23 from 3:30-5 p.m., a USDA Commodities Food Box Distribution will be held at Cassville United Methodist Church, located at 601 Gravel St.

People should come to back side of the church on 6th and Townsend St.

Families should bring proof of address for all of the household members. For authorization of children in the home, please provide a document which displays your child’s name.

Currently available USDA resources have markedly increased the volume of our monthly distribution products. April 2019 food given away will include multiple options of bakery, frozen meat, fresh milk, and fresh produce. The distribution supplier of USDA products, the Ozarks Food Harvest Food Bank in Springfield, will deliver several pallets of extra bonus perishable fresh food resources on the morning of April 23 which will be given away on in the 6th and Townsend Street parking lot in the afternoon. These products are offered from 3:30-5 p.m. to eligible low-income households in addition to the standard base of dry good products which are also distributed from inside the church at the same time.  

Due to the large volume of items being distributed, the church is seeking more volunteers to help with sorting of products, assembly line, and distribution effort on April 23. Volunteer hours consist of two segments: 9-10:30 a.m. or 3-5:15 p.m.

Persons are not required to lift heavy boxes in order to volunteer.

Anyone who would like more information about volunteer opportunities may call Janet Mills, Food Pantry Director at Cassville United Methodist Church, at 417-847-2328 or stop by the church office any weekday business hours and visit with Mills in person.