Contact: Tina Taylor, Volunteer Director
Hours: Market is open Tuesdays 12-3 p.m for Curbside Pickup Only. Please place orders here.
Location: Rooms 105 and 107, First United Methodist Church
Fresh Start has been open since October 2015 and is the only household necessity and toiletry pantry open to the public in Jefferson City. It currently serves over 300 clients and is based on a unique model where clients “spend” their points on the items they need. Clients can also earn extra points by working in the market or attending social and educational programs held at church or Common Ground.
Currently, about 20 volunteers staff the market during office hours and help with occasional deliveries from local donors. All that is required for volunteers is that they have an open heart and mind and passion for serving those in poverty.