Columbia Housing Authority

Columbia Housing Authority Annie Fisher Food Pantry*

Rain or Shine!

  • Arrival Time: 8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
  • Lunch:  Noon-1:00 p.m.
    • Location: Douglass Park, 400 N. Providence Road, Columbia, MO 65203

Why are we serving here?

One of the ways ForColumbia strives to love and serve our neighbors is by partnering with our city in ways that puts us in touch with those in Columbia who may be struggling in this season of their lives or who lack the support system needed to thrive. These neighbors may be elderly, single parents, individuals with disabilities or facing financial instability.  This year we will be working at the Annie Fisher Food Pantry, situated within the housing along Park Avenue and managed by Columbia Housing Authority. When we give our time for the benefit of others, we send the message that they are valuable.

What can I expect?

Volunteers will likely be working both indoors and outside at Annie Fisher:

  • Rebuilding and repairing shelving for the food pantry;
  • Cleaning/organizing residents’ homes who need help;
  • Outside yard work, and
  • Other potential outside work.

What should I bring?

  • Come prepared to work outside; if sunny, we encourage you to consider bringing sunscreen and/or a hat.
  • If you have construction experience, please plan to bring basic tools for shelf-building and be sure to make your site leader aware of what you’re able to bring.
  • We encourage all volunteers to wear close-toed shoes.
  • Be sure to wear your #ForColumbia2022 T-shirt!

Can I serve here with my children?

Yes, older children who can assist in this project are welcome to participate.