KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With many people out of work and school, organizations across the metro are offering options to make sure no one goes hungry.
We've compiled a list of links to help you find out where you can pick up food:
- Abundant Life in Lee's Summit provides a drive-thru Food Pantry Mondays and Wednesday from 2 -6 pm and Sundays from 1- 3 p.m. The food pantry is located at 1300 SW Jefferson Street.
- Children's Mercy is offering grab-n-go sack lunches for children ages 1-18 years of age at five different locations.
- Community Assistance Council offers food and supplies, including diapers from Happy Bottoms. Must call (816) 763-3277 x100 to make an appointment.
- Covenant Presbyterian Church Community Food Pantry is open Monday through Friday, 9 am until 12:45 pm.
- Downtown Outreach is an organization based out of St. Mary's Episcopal Church near 13th and Holmes. Volunteers hand out bags of groceries to people in need at designated times. Keep an eye out on their Facebook page for the next pickup time.
- The East Independence Church of Christ Food Pantry is offering curbside pickup only, open Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
- Harvesters provides food to a network of agencies that then provide help to individuals and families.
- Sign up ahead of time for the Heart of God Evangelistic Ministries food pantry on Norfleet Road in KCMO.
- The Jewish Family Services food pantry assists all people, regardless of religion. They offer both kosher and non-kosher food, as well as personal care and household items. The pantry is open by appointment only.
- Metro Lutheran Ministry has two food pantry locations serving Monday through Friday in KCMO and one in KCK.
- Seton Center provides food and hygiene products for families every three weeks. Check to see if you are eligible here.
- The Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas Family Support Center provides food and other assistance to those in need. They have also already started their summer food program for all children 18 years and younger. Food can be picked up in three different locations.
- The Edgerton United Methodist Church food pantry is open to all residents living in school district 231. The pantry is open 10 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday of each month and 6 to 7 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month.
- The First Christian Church in Olathe food pantry has modified their hours. They are open Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon with a drive-up service.
- The Jewish Family Services food pantry assists all people, regardless of religion. The offer both kosher and non-kosher food, as well as personal care and household items. The pantry is open by appointment only.
- Open Arms, a partner of Indian Creek Community Church, holds a mobile food pantry in Olathe the first Saturday of each month beginning at 7:30 a.m.
- Johnson County has Outreach Services for families in need, which includes food pantries at multi-service centers in Gardner, Lenexa, Mission and Olathe. You are encouraged to call 913-715-6653 for assistance.
- The ReNewed Hope Food Pantry at the New Haven Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Overland Park provides a drive-through service, with volunteers placing food boxes in the trunk of your car. You have to set up an appointment ahead of time.
- Redemption Church in Olathe has a mobile food pantry the first Saturday of every month at 1 p.m.
- The Shawnee Community Services Center offers food assistance Monday through Friday, pantry boxes are available by appointment.
Many metro-area school districts are also offering breakfast and lunch nutrition programs. We've compiled a comprehensive list of districts on our website.