Looking for help but don't know who to call? Here is a list of local, state and national resources available to assist with everything from meals to help for small businesses.

Looking for help but don't know who to call? Here is a list of local, state and national resources available to assist with everything from meals to help for small businesses.

If you know of a local community resource providing assistance due to the COVID virus, email newsroom@lakesunonline.com.


Camden County emergency hotline: Camden County has established an emergency hotline that will be staffed from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm for residents who must remain under self-quarantine to deliver food and medicine. The hotline can be reached at 573-346-6145.

Missouri Ozarks Community Action Agency: 573-745-3263 (funds for electric bills – apply at Richland office)

Lamb House: The food pantry will remain open and will operate from 9:30am to 1 pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Call 573–346-2168 for food when you arrive at the pantry. The director will get your information and fill the food order, then it will be placed outside our regular pickup door at the side of the building.

Lake Area Salvation Army: 573-480-1221 (housing assistance – call Judy Crawford)

Share the Harvest Food Pantry: 573-873-5855
Starting on Friday March 20, share the Harvest thrift store will only be open during pantry hours (Tuesdays from 1-7 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m.), the thrift store will be closed on Monday Friday and Saturday. No donations will be accepted and should not be dropped off when the thrift store is closed.

Hope House of Miller County: 573-365-0099
Food Pantry Will Remain Open The Food Pantry will continue to provide food to our clients from 9 am to 12:45 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the remainder of March, with the following changes: Clients will no longer be able to enter the building. Upon arrival at the food pantry the client will call the number posted on the door. During this time no vouchers for clothing will be given out as the store will be closed. Other voucher requests will be evaluated.

Meals for seniors: Osage Beach Senior Center has carry-out meals available for seniors (55+) for $4 per meal. Please call (573) 348-2909 in advance to have one ready.

Camdenton R-III School District Food Deliveries: https://www.camdentonschools.org/apps/news/article/1190196

Eldon School District: Food pickup from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the following locations will have Grab and Go meals available: Eldon High School, Sunset Trailer Park, Town and Country, Olean City Park, Doolittle Trailer Park, Barnett – Redeemed Relics, Rocky Mount Fire Station, Cedar Junction/Fuzzy’s, Intersection of Cender and VFW Road, Hilltop Trailer Park.

School of the Osage: Starting Tuesday, March 24, meals will be delivered to students to designated locations from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Any child 18 and under may receive a free breakfast and lunch. Food delivery buses will stay parked for two hours so that people in parked cars nearby can access free wi-fi. On-campus meal distribution will be at the Upper Elementary and Heritage Elementary. Buss locations are: Brumley Post Office, W Construction Site, Fish Haven Lions Club, Cat-Rock by Aztec, HH Carl’s (no WiFi).
Morgan County R-II School District: Food pickup food pick up from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 573-378-4231

Climax Springs R-IV School District food bags: 573-347-2351


Missouri Novel Coronavirus Information Hotline: 1-877-435-8411

The Office of Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe: 573-751-4727, www.ltgov.mo.gov
Email: ltgovinfo@ltgov.mo.gov

Missouri Attorney General’s Office Consumer Protection Hotline: 1-800-392-9222, www.ago.mo.gov/about-us/contact-us

Department of Health and Senior Services Phone: 573.751.6400 Website: https://health.mo.gov/ Email: info@health.mo.gov

Missouri Veterans Commission Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (press 1) or 573-751-3779, www.mvc.dps.mo.gov/index.php
Email: movets@mvc.dps.mo.gov

United Way: 1-800-427-4626 (food, household bills, essential services)

Missouri Department of Labor: For businesses with temporary layoffs. Employers are asked to register on-line if you have not already. https://labor.mo.gov/

Resources concerning COVID-19 and your business https://health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/communicable/novel-coronavirus/communities.php
This is also a great tool for setting up a contingency plan for you and your employees https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html

Small Business Emergency Disaster is available for businesses that do not have a traditional lender. If you do have a traditional lender, please contact them to discuss your concerns.
Encourage conference calls vs. traditional meetings. This is easy to set-up and free to use. https://www.freeconferencecall.com/ or https://zoom.us/

The SBA website is: https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19#section-header-1