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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Kansas City KS

Bethel Neighborhood Center
Kansas City, KS 66101
913.371.8218
Details: Bethel Neighborhood Center has been serving downtown Kansas City, Kansas for over 100 years. Bethel was originally founded to serve underprivileged immigrants that worked in the meat packing plants of the West Bottoms. To this day Bethel continues to work with various races and nationalities as we continue to bridge the multiple ethnic and economic boundaries that are present in our community. ​Our food pantry is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday,from 9am - 2:30pm, Wednesdays we are open 9am-12pm to any Wyandotte County resident. We offer a variety of canned goods, rice and other basic food items. We also provide diapers, baby food, and baby wipes to needy mothers in our community.
Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas - Emergency Assistance Center (Wyandotte County)
Kansas City, KS 66102
913.621.1504
Details: Since 1974, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ Emergency Assistance Program has played a significant role in the community’s safety net for people of all faiths. Services provided meet the immediate, basic survival needs of families with low incomes while staff members also help clients identify long-term solutions that lead to self-sufficiency.The program’s goal is to ensure families' and individuals' basic needs are met - having enough food to prevent going to bed hungry; rent money to avoid eviction and homelessness; water to bathe in or prepare food; electricity to run a refrigerator and lights; and gas to heat their homes and cook. The Program operates at the organization’s Emergency Assistance Centers. All centers are located in fully accessible buildings where clients may walk-in or make an appointment. Some services are available in Lawrence. There are no fees for services provided.
Central Ave Center Of Hope, Inc.
Kansas City, KS 66102
913.233.2511
Details: The Central Avenue Center of Hope is a local agency housed in a converted gymnasium, near downtown Kansas City, Kansas in Wyandotte County, staffed by one full-time employee and many volunteers. The community served consists of many homeless, unemployed or under-employed, low-income individuals and families. Many of our clients face the difficulties of medical conditions, emotional problems, or broken or harmful family relationships. Some are veterans who have not transitioned into mainstream society. Others have become victim to economic or health reversals. Yet others have lost homes and means of support due to substance abuse and/or the stigma of prison records. School-age children lack appropriate clothing and school supplies in order to go to school. The needs of the people of this community are seasonal for some and on a daily basis for others. To fill community needs Central Avenue Center of Hope provides help in several ways. Serves lunch-time meals each week day. Special meals served on Christmas and Thanksgiving. Distributes blankets, coats, and food. Offers a place to rest from the streets during the day. Hot showers and personal item kits consisting of soap, shampoo, a razor, comb, and other donated toiletries. Families depend on the food pantry for distribution of food, school supplies, and distribution of State of Kansas Commodities. The thrift store offers a place to purchase inexpensive clothing, furniture, household items, and toys. Referrals are given for clients who need specialized care or services such as VA Benefits.
Cross-Lines Community Outreach, Inc. - Hunger Relief
Kansas City, KS 66105
913.281.3388
Details: Hunger Relief addresses the immediate need to feed the hungry while attacking the long-term impact of malnutrition. Cross-Lines distributes approximately one million pounds of food each year through: Breakfasts served Monday through Friday at the Community Annex; Hot lunch provided Monday through Friday by various churches and individuals at the Cross-Lines Community Annex; Food pantry provides free groceries to qualified participants in emergency situations; Monthly commodity distribution provides groceries to the elderly and homebound 60 and older that meet eligibility requirements; Brown bag lunches provided for clients to take to work; Our Community Garden provides fresh vegetables which are an essential part of a healthy diet often missing from the tables of families living in poverty. Food grown in the Cross-Lines' garden is used in the free breakfast and lunch programs and it is distributed at the Cross-Lines Food Pantry during the growing season. Produce is also available for the community to purchase at low-cost.
The Neighborhood Pantry at St. Paul’s
Kansas City, KS 66102
913.321.8674
Details: While operating as part of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, the pantry is a ministry of the wider Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Kansas. It is the result of the efforts of many diverse people from many faith traditions united in response to God's invitation to make God's love known to all people ‐ an incarnate reality in our inner city neighborhood.