If you live in Christian County, click on the link below to complete an application. Once you have submitted your application, someone will contact you within a few days to make an appointment to receive food.

At your first visit after you complete your application you will need to show photo ID for all household members 18+ and proof of residence. You will need to bring hard copies of each of these documents, not a photo from your phone. New applications are required annually in June and new documentation provided at your July appointment or the next appointment in that fiscal year.

Even though we ask you to declare public assistance benefits, coming to Least Of These will not affect what you receive from other agencies. Receiving public assistance does not disqualify you from receiving food at Least Of These.

You will pull up to our outdoor check-in point and we will start your grocery order. We will ask you a few questions, give you an appointment for the following month and assign you a parking space. Once you park, you will complete a food sheet for the next month’s appointment. A volunteer will pick up the food sheet to save for your next appointment. Your cart of food will be brought to your vehicle by one of our volunteers and you will load your groceries into the vehicle and then return your shopping cart to the cart corral.

Least Of These may close if the weather is unsafe for us to serve clients outside. Please call our number 417-724-2500. If we have closed, the voicemail will say that we are closed. Your appointment will be rescheduled. Updates will be posted on the Least Of These, Inc. Facebook page as well.

Least Of These is a food-choice pantry. If you have allergies or dietary restrictions, please write those on your monthly food sheet and cross out any foods that you don’t want or need. We will try to accommodate your needs from the stock on hand, however, we can’t guarantee that we will have alternative options.

We are located at 1720 James River Rd, Ozark, MO 65721. Cash donations can be dropped off at our office during operating hours.

Make checks payable to Least Of These and drop off at our office or mail to 1720 James River Rd, Ozark, MO 65721.

Yes, your online donations are secure and encrypted.

Receipts are made available for all donations. Online donations will automatically receive an emailed receipt. If you have any questions regarding receipts please email Michele Pierce at Michele.pierce@leastofthesefoodpantry.org.

Yes, your donation is tax deductible. Least Of These, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are also registered with the Federal Government; our Tax ID Number is 43-1867039. You will receive your tax receipt by the end of January.

Food donations are received on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the north entrance door that contains a “Food Donation” sign.

PLEASE NOTE: We only accept food donations. For the safety of our clients, we cannot distribute any outdated food, opened containers, or home cooked/canned foods to our clients.

  • Canned food: Canned Meats (tuna, chicken, salmon, etc.), canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned soups, canned pasta, and canned tomatoes
  • Packaged food: Peanut butter, cereal, oatmeal, pasta, meal in a box (Hamburger or Tuna Helper), pancake mix, rice, flour, macaroni and cheese, etc.
  • Hygiene items: Shampoo, toilet paper, toothpaste, soap, feminine products, incontinence products, deodorant, etc.
  • Baby cupboard items: Diapers, diaper wipes, formula, baby food, etc.
  • Garden Items:  Homegrown Fruits & Vegetables

*All food items should be within one year of the expiration date.

PLEASE NOTE: We only accept food donations. For the safety of our clients, we cannot distribute any outdated food, opened containers, or home cooked/canned foods to our clients.

Monetary donations are always graciously accepted for the purchase of fresh produce and dairy products!

Least Of These no longer accepts clothing donations.  Our clients receive clothing assistance at First Baptist Ozark. For more information about First Baptist’s clothing mission, call 417-581-2484.

For more information about volunteering at Least Of These, Inc., please contact Bill Redinger volunteer@leastofthesefoodpantry.org.

You may also click here to complete an online application.

Due to the safety of our volunteers and our client’s confidentiality, children ages 12-17 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information on registering and hosting a food and fund drive for Least Of These, Inc. please contact Jacque Breedlove-Harness at 417-724-2500, ext. 8 or jacque.harness@leastofthesefoodpantry.org.