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Community Support Services

Emergency Food Pantry

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 11:45 a.m

             The Third Thursday of each month from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.


Available to any family in need of food, up to once in a two-month period, unless there are extenuating circumstances. Client must complete an application that is available in the food pantry and provide identification.

Monthly USDA Food

Food is distributed on the first Thursday of the month, from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Clients must meet low-income requirements, and must be a Marion County resident. If unable to come on day of distribution, clients may pick up food the following day in the food pantry (between 8 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.).

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Douglass Clothing Store

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Clothing items very reasonably priced at fifty cents and up; new and brand-name clothing slightly higher.  In addition to clothing, household items such as dishes, linens, small appliances, and home accessories are often available, depending on donations.  Donations of all types of items (in good condition only) are always appreciated, but DCS is unable to pick up or deliver.

Financial Assistance with Utilities

Funds are available periodically for Hannibal Board of Public Works customers who have received disconnection notices.

Limited funds for other emergency utility assistance are occasionally available.

For all assistance, the following conditions apply:

  •        Must meet income guidelines and complete a detailed application.
  •        An appointment is necessary.
  •        Assistance is limited to one time per client in a 12-month period.

Adopt-A-Family Christmas Program

Douglass Communitys Sservices co-sponsors this program with Hannibal Courier-Post. Through a committee composed of representatives from area agencies such as DFS, NECAC, Hannibal Housing Authority, and others, approximately 50+ families are selected each year through agency/church referrals only. Available to residents of Marion and Ralls counties who have not been recipients of the program for the last five years. Referrals of needy elderly/disabled are particularly encouraged.

Summer Work Camps

Applications accepted at Douglass Community Services, with priority for seniors/disabled. Out-of-town church groups, depending on size, age, and skills, help with yard clean up; painting; and various levels of home repair.