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List of locations to get free food during stay-at-home order

Food pantry opens to combat food desert
Posted at 9:28 AM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-12 12:01:15-04

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:

In Missouri:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Seton Center provides food and hygiene products for families every three weeks. Check to see if you are eligible here.

In Kansas:

  • 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 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.
  • 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.

Many metro-area school districts are also offering breakfast and lunch nutrition programs. We've compiled a comprehensive list of districts on our website.

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