Feeding People – Changing Lives
Least Of These, Inc. is the only full service food pantry serving Christian County, one of the fastest growing counties in the state of Missouri. The growth in the number of people living in poverty has far outpaced the population growth, with over 10,000 people in Christian County who now live in poverty.
Least Of These, Inc. started in 1998 as a community outreach project of a Nixa Church. In our 1st month, 7 families received food. By the end of the 1st year 100 families were receiving food. In 2019 that number grew to 10,342 families. Least Of These, Inc. continues to experience steady growth every year.
Alleviate food insecurity in Christian County by providing food, resources, and education to address the challenges of our neighbors in need.
Monthly nearly 1,200 families, with over 3,100 family members, visit Least Of These, Inc. for assistance because they are living in poverty. They must choose to either pay for food or pay their rent or utilities.
Many of our families are working, however, making minimum wage is not enough to sustain a family with food and clothing monthly.
For our families who receive SNAP benefits (food stamps), that amount is never enough to supply food for an entire month.