Van missing from Don Bosco Center found, supplies still missing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - UPDATE, 8:34 p.m., 5/21: The van has been found and is in driving condition. However, the supplies and food inside the van were stolen.


A van was stolen Wednesday morning from Don Bosco Senior Center at 580 Campbell in Kansas City, Mo., used to deliver some 200 meals to different charities in the metro area to feed homebound clients and senior citizens.

The van had just been loaded with brand new carts, new containers and enough food for 200 meals. The missing van is a 2001 Ford Econoline, 15-passenger van.  

Every day, Don Bosco workers prepare the meals and deliver them in the van to other charities like The Shepherd Center, St. Therese Little Flower and an adult day care center.

Until the van is found, Don Bosco workers will use an old van and old equipment to make their food deliveries.

"We can't stop because for some senior citizens this is the only meal they have all day," Ann Miller with the Don Bosco Center said.

Don Bosco managers said they are hoping police find the van but are already raising money to replace the food carts and containers.  Replacing the containers will costs $11,000.  Replacing the van would cost about $20,000. 

If you would like to help, you can make a donation on the Don Bosco website.


Print this article Back to Top