"Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." - Luke 6:38





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Thrift Store

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Texas County Food Pantry is

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Required Civil Rights Training Available Online

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) mandates that Civil Rights training be conducted annually to inform and update state and local agency staff/volunteers of their obligations under the Civil Rights laws and regulations.




102-A Highway 17, Houston, Missouri 65483



Food Pantry:   10:00 am to 2:00 pm Tuesday through Friday

Thrift Store:  10:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday, Wednesday, Saturday

10:00 am to 5:00 pm Thursday, Friday

Assistance Office: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday


(417) 967-4484  -  Fax (417) 967-4264


Email: tcfpdirector@centurytel.net



Our History


The Ministerial Alliances of Cabool, Houston, and Licking recognized the poverty of the people of Texas County, the largest county in Missouri.  Although the various churches had small pantries to assist the people, the church pantries proved to be to small to provide ample assistance.  In November 1989, the church pantries were consolidated.  The Houston United Methodist Church offered space and the Texas County Food Pantry was born, flourished and was incorporated in March of 1990.  In May 1994, the non-profit corporation, through a donation from The Bank of Houston, acquired the present location.  In 2006, a building addition and renovation was made possible through a USDA Rural Development grant. 



Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Texas County Food Pantry is to respond to the legitimate needs of the people who request assistance for the basic human needs of food, clothing, healthcare and shelter.  The staff and volunteers are committed to listen with a caring heart, in a manner that respects the person.  We challenge and encourage our clients to use the services of the food pantry as an opportunity for change and growth in personal responsibility. 



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