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Wesley House
Pittsburg, KS 66762
Details: Wesley House is an outreach mission of First United Methodist Church in Pittsburg, Kansas. It was established in 1982 to address the needs of low income families in the area. The ministry has grown and evolved through the years, but the primary purpose remains the same - to reach out with God's love to those who are in need in Crawford County. Crawford County is located in the far southeast corner of Kansas and has the distinction of being one of the counties in the state with the lowest income. The latest statistics tell us that the percentage of children who qualify for free and reduced meals at school exceed 60%. That is but one indicator of the level of need that is present in Crawford County. As a response to those needs, Wesley House carries out several ongoing programs as well as seasonal projects. The primary program that occurs at Wesley House is the food pantry. We are the primary food pantry for all of Crawford County. It is open weekday afternoons from 1:00pm-3:30pm and is staffed by volunteers. Families who qualify for assistance are allowed to receive supplemental food once every 30 days. The application process includes verification of residence, numbers of persons in the household, verifying IDs for adults and Social Security cards for all those in the household and proof of income. The food pantry is supported by United Way, food drives, the EFSP grant and private donations.