History of the pantry: The Ritenour Co-Care Food Pantry began in a janitor’s closet of Overland Presbyterian Church, which later became New Horizon’s Presbyterian Church, on Everman Ave. As the pantry grew to meet the need of the community, a new home was sought that would house the large pallets of food received twice weekly. The move happened on May 14, 2016 with 70 volunteers from Ritenour School District and the city of Overland helping to move all the shelves, refrigerators, and freezers to the new location at 9516 Rear Lackland Rd, two blocks away. In March 2020, we moved to our current location at 9303 Midland Blvd. The pantry offers food by choice to over 2,500 people (750 families) a month who live within the Ritenour School District.
What it takes to make all of this work:
*We need volunteers on a regular basis for these distributions and also for the large food deliveries Monday and Friday from 11-2. Just call the pantry line and leave your name and phone number and we will make sure you get oriented to help. If you visit our "Get Involved" page, you can download our Volunteer Application and Confidentiality Agreement prior to your first day of volunteering.
*We need donations of money to help us pay our rent and operation costs. Regular donations are a blessing that helps meet that need. Our pantry offers fresh and frozen food, whereas most pantries do not have refrigerated space for produce and meat like we do. But it comes with a cost to keep products cool or frozen until they are distributed.
*We also appreciate donations of items like feminine hygiene items, other personal care items, laundry detergent, soup, canned meats, cereal, canned fruit, peanut butter.
***We accept donations of food or money at any time during our hours of operation. You can also make a check payable to Ritenour Co-Care Food Pantry and send it to PO Box 142542, Overland MO 63114. Feel free to contact us with any questions at our pantry phone number: 314-493-6028 or our e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.***
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Our board of directors consist of President: Angela Gabel; Treasurer: Dwight Lindhorst;
Secretary: Karen Coughlin. Board members: Ken Crowder, Tom Haill, Kristin Whittle Parke. RCC Operations Manager is Linda Haill and the Interim Executive Director is Sister Brenda Fritz. There are no paid employees at this time. Board meetings are open to the public. Please call the pantry line at 314-493-6028 to find out when the next meeting will be held if you want to attend.
We thank you for finding us on this site and ask you to be a part of our ever-growing community by giving what you can so that others can live without food insecurity.
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Ritenour Co-Care Food Pantry
9303 Midland Blvd.
Overland, MO 63114
Where To Find Us:
Ritenour Co-Care Inc. is a 501c (3) non-profit organization that has been in existence in the Overland area since 1980.
This group of church and community leaders oversee the assistance to residents of the Ritenour School District through the Ritenour Co-Care Food Pantry. If you would like to help with food, money or your energy and time, we welcome you. Please call 314-493-6028. If you need food it is the same number. Help us help our community.