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Least Of These, Inc Community Organizations | Social Services

1720 James River Road
Ozark, MO 65721
(417) 724-2500
Fax: (417) 724-9788
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Just off CC/J Highway North of Lamberts, between Lucy's and Braums.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8 AM - 1 PM. Second Wednesday of the month open 4-6 for working clients.

about us

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 8,000 people in Christian County who now live in poverty. Least Of These, Inc. provides food assistance, clothing & household items, cleaning & hygiene items (as available), special evening hours for working clients, and a mobile food pantry to Eastern Christian County. Monthly over 860 Christian County families, with over 2,260 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. Some of our senior clients are faced with paying for their medication or buying food to eat. This is why we experienced a13% increase in families seeking assistance from Least Of These in 2018. We distributed 1,025,000 million pounds of food in 2019. This is a 45% increase over the amount of food distributed in 2018. We also experienced a 23.7% increase in food costs in 2019. Our Mission: To alleviate food insecurity in Christian County by providing food, resources, and education to address the challenges of our neighbors in need. Our Vision: Feeding People, Changing Lives Our Values: We will meet the needs of our neighbors through compassion, love, faith, understanding and generosity.

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