The Peace Pantry provides several services to people in need including: the distribution of food, clothing, school supplies, heaters and fans, durable medical equipment and Christmas/holiday assistance.
Help is given to families who:
Live in our service area: Cedar Hill, Dittmer, Morse Mill, Grubville, and parts of Catawissa and Robertsville that are located in Jefferson County.
Meet our income guidelines
Provide the required paperwork
Experience emergency situations
Families may receive food once a week for 3 months; then their situation is reviewed. Clothing is free and available to clients on a weekly basis. School supplies, toys, household items, furniture and holiday items are also shared with families.
USDA Government Commodities
The Peace Pantry is a distribution agency for USDA Government commodities. To be eligible, everyone in the household must receive public assistance or meet the income guidelines. If you are eligible, you can receive this food once a month. The products vary from month to month but generally include canned and frozen food. For more information, call the Pantry at 636-285-0934.
Heaters and Fans
Donations of electric heaters are needed in the winter months and fans and air conditioners are needed for the summer months. The Pantry distributes these items free of charge to people needing them.
Durable Medical Equipment
The Peace Pantry accepts donations of durable medical equipment like wheelchairs, walkers, shower chairs and crutches and then lends them to anyone in the community that needs them. We just ask that the equipment is returned when it is no longer needed.
Emergency Dental Fund
The emergency dental fund is a program designed to provide emergency care for people who are clients of the pantry and cannot otherwise afford dental care. The focus of the program is to relieve people of pain, provide antibiotics if necessary and perform simple procedures to manage the emergency.
Special packages of groceries for holiday meals are distributed each year at Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Peace Pantry is assisted in this effort by the High Ridge Rotary which provides turkeys at Thanksgiving. Each year at Christmas, the Northwest Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce organizes a toy drive. The event coordinates local organizations, businesses and individuals to provide hundreds of toys for children in need. In the Peace Pantry's area of service toys are delivered by the employees and volunteers of the Cedar Hill Fire Protection District.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Saturday Bag Sales
Join us the first Saturday of the month for our Bag Sale, the Peace Pantry's only fundraiser.
Bag Sale Dates for 2020
Time: 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
January 4 July 11
February 1 August 1
March 7 September 5
April 4 October 3 May 2 November 7
June 6 December 5
Do you need food assistance?
The Peace Pantry is located at 8100 S. Industrial Drive in Cedar Hill, Missouri. The phone number is 636-285-0934. Call the Pantry to see if you qualify.
The Peace Pantry is an IRS 501 (C) 3 organization incorporated in Missouri.
We are an equal opportunity USDA provider.