Church offers food boxes for seniors, low-income residents

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

People may sign up on Jan. 24 for the Senior Commodities Food Box USDA Program. Program openings are available and applications for Free Senior Food Boxes through the USDA Commodity Supplemental Food Program will be accepted from 1:30-3 p.m. on Jan. 24 at Cassville United Methodist Church, located at 601 Gravel St. in Cassville. 

Low-income seniors are invited to come to apply. Applicants must be over 60 years old and have a limited income. Long-term ongoing participation in the program is encouraged. Applicants should bring a proof of address of Barry County residency, date of birth, and income information.

On Jan. 28, there will be a USDA Commodities Food Box Distribution at the church from 3:30-5 p.m. for low-income families.

Eligible Barry County low-income families should bring a proof of address on a recent bill or ID for all of the adult household members. Verify children in the home by presenting a document with their name on it. Fresh produce and frozen meat items will be included in the box. Distributions are scheduled every month on the fourth Tuesday.

For more information about either program, people may call Janet Mills, food pantry director, at Cassville United Methodist Church at 417-847-2328 or email her at The church is an equal opportunity provider.