The Catholic Charities Food Pantry in Jefferson City

Open Mondays & Wednesdays 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM and
Fridays and Saturdays 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

We believe that access to proper nutrition, that is balanced and culturally appropriate, is a basic human right. We strive to alleviate barriers to accessing health care services and recognize the important role health plays physically, mentally, and financially.

What we do:

Visit the Catholic Charities Food Pantry

The Catholic Charities Food Pantry is a grocery model client-choice pantry open to the public four days every week, with evening hours that help accommodate work and family schedules. The client-choice model is important because it empowers our pantry members to select the items they need, are familiar with, and enjoy.

We care about our neighbors and want their experience in the Catholic Charities Food Pantry in Jefferson City to be one of dignity, respect, and a comfortable setting to dive deeper into making healthy choices, budgeting monthly points, reducing food waste by shopping for what they can use and enjoy, and engaging with us and their neighbors as they shop. This care and compassion are what we like to call “feeding with more than food” – and we see the benefits of this model in the easy demeanors, interactions, and smiles on our pantry members’ faces.

Setting up your membership is easy! Come with your I.D. and one piece of mail for proof of address. If you don't have these items, come anyway, and our staff can help navigate your membership. Once you're signed up, you can shop in person at the food pantry in Jefferson City or use the SmartChoice platform online to order your grocery items and schedule a pick-up time.

If you have a pantry membership set up, you can scan the QR code on your card, and click here to access the SmartChoice online ordering system. Orders can be placed one day ahead of regular pantry hours and can be picked up on-site at 1015 Edmonds Street. If you have any questions about the food distribution schedule or need help with online ordering, give us a call at 573-635-7719.

This Week:

May 27

Food Pantry Closed

May 27 @ 4:00 pm

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May 29

Food Pantry Open

May 29 @ 4:00 pm

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May 31

Food Pantry Open

May 31 @ 10:00 am

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Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri

Main Phone Line:

1015 Edmonds Street
Jefferson City, MO 65109

1240 E. Brown School Rd.
Columbia, MO 65202

421 West 3rd Street
Sedalia, Missouri 65301

Diocese of Jefferson City
Chancery Offices
2207 West Main Street
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: (573) 635-9127