Food Assistance Resources

People collect food in cardboard boxes


The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can help provide additional food upon eligibility.  Use the link below to explore the Missouri SNAP department website and start an application.

  • The applicant must be a Missouri resident
  • Income cannot own resources valued at more than $2,250 at application (more details on SNAP website)
  • No current non-drug related felony charges
  • The applicant must either have or agree to apply for Social Security numbers for all household members or that household members will not receive Food Stamp benefits for themselves
Specific exemptions that allow students to qualify for SNAP: 

If you are a student and you meet SNAP eligibility requirements, you may be eligible for SNAP if you meet one of the following exemptions:

  • Are under age 18 or are 50 or older.

  • Have a physical or mental disability.

  • Work at least 20 hours a week in paid employment.

  • Participate in a state or federally financed work-study program.

  • Participate in an on-the-job training program.

  • Care for a child under the age of 6.

  • Care for a child age 6 to 11 and lack the necessary child care enabling you to attend school and work 20 hours a week or participate in work-study.

  • Are a single parent enrolled full-time in college and taking care of a child under 12.

  • Receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) assistance.

  • Are enrolled in a TANF Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) program.

Contact with the Bear Pantry at for additional information.