The mission of Moniteau Christian Ministries Center (MCMC) is to provide FOOD & CLOTHING for those in Moniteau County who are needy. Located at 303 Latham Road, California, MO, the MCMC facility houses two main service organizations: the Cargill Cares Food Pantry and Project Share, a resale shop. You can learn more about these services on our Moniteau County Christian Ministries (MCMC) Facebook Page or please feel free to visit the Center in person to observe and ask questions about the services provided. You will be amazed at what you can find there!
Cargill Cares Food Pantry
The Cargill Cares Food Pantry is blessed with food items through the Central & Northeast Missouri Food Bank, local donations, food drives, & many other supporting activities.
Distributions are made:
1st, 2nd & 3rd Thursday of each month from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
1st, 2nd & 3rd Friday of each month from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
3rd Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
To receive services, please bring:
1) A Social Security Card for every member of the family
2) Something that connects you to your address such as a utility bill or driver’s license.
For more information, please see the Cargill Cares Food Pantry Facebook Page.
For emergency assistance or to volunteer, call Barb Mannering at (573) 291-4405.
The Project Share resale shop provides free clothing each month to those requesting clothing assistance. This is a free service for the needy and enables those who cannot afford the high cost of clothing to buy new or gently used merchandise that fits their budget.
Store hours are:
Thursday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Volunteer sorters are always needed for the Project Share resale shop. Sorters help inspect donations to determine whether they can be included in the resale shop or forwarded to the recycling center. Sorting is done every Monday & Tuesday beginning at 10:00 a.m. and all help is appreciated.
For more information, please see the Project Share Facebook Page.
For emergency assistance or to volunteer, call Judy Barbour at (573) 230-2316.
The Center accepts donations of clothing, knick-knack items, dishes, pots and pans, bed clothing, towels, curtains, and many other household items. Cash donations are also accepted. Items may be brought when someone is in the store, or can be left on the south dock after hours. Furniture cannot be accepted at this time due to space restrictions.
Some donated items have had a bit too much wear and tear but can still be used. Clothing or other items that cannot be offered in the resale shop are recycled through Gateway Industries, Eldon, MO. Gateway is a sheltered workshop facility that provides jobs for those with disabilities.