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During hard economic times, people in the Kansas City area need help with food as well as other things. There are food pantries all over the Kansas City Metro area in both the State of Kansas and the State of Missouri.

If you have questions about where the nearest food pantry is to you, then you should call United Way 2-1-1, and they will suggest where to go to get some food assistance.

National Hunger Hotline

There is also a National Hunger Hotline that you can call for food assistance at 1-866-3-HUNGRY. The National Hotline provides crucial assistance to Americans across the country in need of food assistance. The Hotline connects individuals in need to emergency food in their community, government assistance programs, and various social services. The Hotline makes every effort to provide its callers with whatever it is they may need, be it the phone number to a food stamp office, a listing of local food pantries, or simply a compassionate ear. The Hotline is operated Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST.

You can visit food pantries on certain days to get free food. You can usually get fed on those days as well. Most food pantries will give you some supplies of food to last you and your family for a few days or weeks but you have to be a resident of the area which they serve.

However, please know that during hard times, food pantries are often very low in food and they may not have all kinds of food to offer you. They may have no meat, for example. They will give you what they have but most people find that they do not have enough to give. Also some food may have already expired.

Some serve everyone in a county, some only serve residents in specific areas. Before you visit a food pantry, you need to make sure of their opening hours so that you will not waste your trip. Call them first to verify the day and time.

Browse below for a food pantry near you or download a list of free meals:

 

BELTON

Belton Assembly of God
613 East North Avenue
Belton, MO 64012
816.322.0700

Coronation of Our Lady Catholic Church
13000 Bennington St., Grandview, MO 64030
816.761.8811
Food Pantry
M W & Thursday 1:00 - 3:00
Serves Grandview & Belton

Heart N Hand Ministries
613 E. North Ave, Belton, MO 64012
816.322.0700
Call for an appointment
TH- Utility Assistance
Fri - Food Pantry 10 am - 12:00
Food Pantry Belton Residents Only
Utility for Belton-Raymore Residents

W.C.M.C.A.A.-Belton Office
109 Congress Street
Belton, MO 64012
816.322.0502

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BLUE SPRINGS

Community Services League
Blue Springs
200 SW 10th Street
816.229.0033

BUCKNER

Community Services League
Buckner
Community of Christ Church
1001 South Sibley Street
816.249.5820

Excelsior Springs

Good Samaritan Center
106 S. Thompson 
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
816.630.2718
Defined service location and appointment required.

GRAIN VALLEY

Community Services League
Grain Valley
First Baptist Church
207 West Walnut Street
816.355.0328

GRANDVIEW

Coronation of Our Lady Catholic Church
13000 Bennington St., Grandview, MO 64030
816.761.8811
Food Pantry
M W & Thursday 1:00 - 3:00
Serves Grandview & Belton

God's House of Praise Fellowship Center
6005 East 147th Street
Grandview, MO 64030
816.318.1362

Grandview Assistance Program
1121 Main Street, Grandview, MO 64030
816.761.1919
Food Pantry, Rent Assist, Utilities
Mon-Fri 9 a.m. - 12:00 pm and 1:00-3:00
Grandview School District and Grandview City Limits
Meet Income guidelines, Food once a month; Utilities and Rent once every 6 months; Winter Clothes when available.

New Beginning Ministries
12144 Blue Ridge Boulevard
Grandview, MO 64030
816.686.8335

Salvation Army
6111 E. 129th Street
Grandview, MO 64030
816.763.3244

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INDEPENDENCE

A Place of Praise
304 E 23rd St S, Independence, MO 64055
816.254.3553
No income requirements 
call for an appointment

Christ United Methodist Church
14506 E 39th St S, Independence, MO 64055
816.461.1101
Call for information

Community Services League
14500 E. 39th Street
Independence, Mo 64051
816.254.8209

Englewood Assembly of God Church
10628 E Winner Rd, Independence, MO 64052
816.254.8313
Food pantry, call for information.

Immanuel Baptist Church
112 W 23rd St, Independence, MO 64055
816.254.9579
Located in the building just west of the main parking lot. It is open every Tuesday and Friday morning from 10 AM - 12 PM. You have to show proof of income, picture id, and Social Security numbers of all members of family.

Saint Mary Parish
600 N Liberty St., Independence, MO 64050
816.252.0121
The Center is open to the public who need assistance on Wednesday and Thursday of each week, from 9am - 12noon, and from 12:30 - 3:30pm. 
Call for appointment.

Salvation Army
14700 E. Truman Road
Independence, MO 64050
816.252.3200

St. Mark's United Methodist Church
603  N. Jennings Rd, Independence, MO 64056
816.257.1812
Food Pantry - Tues & Thurs 9:00 a.m. - 12:00
Services zip codes 64056; 64058;64057
Need ID; proof of residence.

United Methodist
1800 S. Northern Blvd., Independence, Mo. 64052
816.252.7977
Food pantry. Call for appointment.

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KANSAS CITY, KANSAS

Argentine Food Kitchen
Cross Lines Annex
646 Shawnee Ave., Kansas City, KS (Armourdale Area)
Serves lunch Monday - Friday 11:30 - 1:00
No Charge and no qualifications.
Closed for Holidays and when District 500 School is closed for bad weather

Armourdale Baptist Church
700 S. Mill Street, Kansas City, KS  66105
913.371.6476
Food Pantry Open Monday only 10:00 a.m. -12:00
Armourdale Residents
7th Street Trafficway to 14th Street, Pawnee to McAlpine Street. 66105 zip code area.

Bethel-Riverview Coordination and Development
947 Osage, Kansas City, KS 66105
913.321.7418
(Emergency assistance) emergency financial assistance for utilities, food pantry.

Bethel Seven Day Adventist Church
6910 Rivervieww Ave, Kansas City, KS 66102
913.788.7250 ex. 3
Soup Kitchen and Pantry
Soup Kitchen open Tuesday & Wednesday 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Pantry open Wed 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Must call Tuesday to make an appointment. Services Kansas City KS residents only.

Better Living Center
7217 Troost Ave, Kansas City, KS 64131
816.523.1115

Catholic Charities of Wyandotte County
2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, KS 66102
913.621.3445
Food Pantry, rent and utility assistance.
Also has case management and other services available.
Call for appointment or times services available.

Catholic Community Services-Emergency Center
632 Tauromee, Kansas City, KS 66101
913.621.3445
Assistance Provided: Call first to set up an appointment - utilities, food, housing, medications, and transportation.

Ebenezer Christian Fellowship Church
6029 Sewell Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66104
913.299.9050

Friends of Yates Inc.
1219 North 13th Street, Kansas City, KS 66102
913.321.1566
(Emergency Assistance) Clothing closet, commodity food program, transitional housing.

Harvest America
14th & Metropolitan, Kansas City, KS 66103
913.281.2781
Clothing and Food Pantry
M-F 8:00-5:00 call for appointment. Serves KC, KS only & Income guidelines.

Lloyd Siebert Food Pantry/Share, Inc.
Central Avenue Center of Hope
11 N 15th Street, Kansas City, KS 66102
913.233.2511 (voice), info@centerofhope.us
The Pantry is operated on Mondays and Wednesdays by appointment. They have non-perishable items and are a supplementary assistance program for low-income families.

Metro Ave. UMC
3730 Metropolitan Ave., Kansas City, KS  66106
913.831.4531
Clothing, Food Pantry, Christmas and Thanksgiving assist.
Tues & Thursday 9:00 -11:00
Walk-ins for food pantry zip code 66106 only others need referral.

Northeast Coordination and Development
950 Quindaro, Kansas City, KS 66101
913.371.0848
(Emergency Assistance) Commodity food program, financial assistance for utilities.

Open Door Ministries
819 Armstrong Ave. Apt 8, Kansas City, KS
913.271.2670‎
Contact Minister Murray
By appointment only.

Salvation Army
500 N. 7th St., Kansas City, KS
913.321.6958
Assistance provided: food, utilities, eye glasses, medications for senior citizens.

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KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

Barry Christian Church
Food Pantry
1500 NW Barry Road, Kansas City, MO 64155
816.436.0462

Bishop Sullivan Center
6435 Truman Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64126
816.231.0984
Bishop Sullivan Center is the largest single site provider of emergency assistance in the Kansas City area. Combined, our two food pantries at Bishop Sullivan Center and St. James Place serve 1,200 to 1,400 families each month. Clients receive canned and boxed food, fresh produce, fresh meat and milk when available. The homeless receive a special food package requiring no preparation.

Catholic Charities
1112 Broadway St., Kansas City, MO 64105
816.221.4377
M-F 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Call for more information they coordinate with local churches.
Network of 35 food pantries - Counties served: Jackson, Platte, Clay, Ray & Lafayette.

Christ The King
8510 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114
816.363.4888
Food Pantry, rent assistance, utility
Tuesday & Friday 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Boundaries N to 79th W to State Line, S to 1435 E to 1-435
Service once a month.

Colonial Presbyterian Church
9500 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114
816.501.3066
Call for appointment
Food Pantry, rent assistance, utility assistance
Serves these zip codes in KS 66062, 66083, 66085, 66210, 66213, 66221, 66223.

Community Assistance Council
10901 Blue Ridge Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64134
816.763.3277
M-F 9:00 -1:00 Call for an appointment
Clothing, Food Pantry, rent assistance, utilities
Food once per month; Serves Hickman Mills School District.

Curry Community Pantry of Forest Ave
4300 Forest Ave., Kansas City, MO 64110
816.753.4753
Food Pantry last Saturday of each month 11 am - 2 pm

Della Lamb Community Services
500 Woodland Ave., Kansas City, MO 64106-9908
Contact 816.842.8040, Kaden@dellalamb.org
The Food Pantry is open Thursdays and Fridays from 8:30am to 11:00am. To sign up for the program, come to our facility at 500 Woodland. Food Pantry distributions take place at 3100 E. 12th St. Transportation is provided between our main facility and the 12th St. Distribution center.

Eastside Outreach
1925 Hardesty Ave., Kansas City, MO 64127
816.483.1962
Monday - Wed. - Friday 9:00 a.m. -11:30
Restrictions - Food service once per month
Must provide SS # and proof of address
Boundries served - East I435;W-Jackson, S-Truman; N I-70
(with the exception of Collins Square)

Episcopal Community Services www.episcopalcommunity.diowestmo.org

Provides community kitchens which offers hot lunches, provides healthy meals for children on the weekends through the BackSnack program, offers meals on wheels which delivers lunches to elderly and disabled individuals’ homes, and provides food rescue and food pantry support through unsold food from grocery stores and food from local food banks.
11 E 40th St.
Kansas City, MO 64111
816.561.8920
info@episcopalcommunity.org

Fountains of Hope Food Pantry
4203 E. 22nd Street, Kansas City, MO 64127
816.483.3178
Food Pantry - Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 11:00
Need ID, SS#, Proof of residency and proof of income.

Gladstone Seventh Day Adventist Food Pantry
3800 NE 80th St, Kansas City, MO 64119
816.436.6341
Open 4th Sunday of month 12:00 - 2:00
Services Clay and Platte Counties
Need ID, and SS# for all members of family.

Good Shepherd UMC Food Pantry
9555 N. Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64155
816.734.2216
Food pantry open
Weds. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday 9 - 11 a.m.

Grace Christian Fellowship Church
3721 Paseo, Kansas City, MO 64109
816.921.5433
Food Pantry open 1st and 3rd Saturday 12p.m. - 2 p.m.
Otherwise by appointment; Serves Inner City area only.

Harvesters: The Community Food Network
3801 Topping Ave, Kansas City, MO 64129
816.929.3000

Mercy Ministry
2310 E. Linwood, Kansas City, MO 64109
816.923.1727
Clothing and Food Pantry
Tuesday 9:30-12:30
Boundaries E-Indiana, W-Paseo; N-27th; S-39th
Food once every 2 months; clothing once a month.

Metropolitan Lutheran Ministry
1104 NE Vivion Road, Kansas City, MO 64118
816.454.5295
Northland-food, rent, utility assistance.

Northland Abundant Life Worship Center
7700 N. Church Road, Kansas City, MO 64158
816.781.7759
Food Pantry

Northland Assistance Center
2018 Gentry, North Kansas City, MO 64116
816.421.2243
Food pantry, rent, utility assistance.

SAFE: Sustainable Allergy Friendly Edibles Community Assistance Council
10901 Blue Ridge Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64134
816.763.3277
M-F 8:00am to 2:00pm by appointment

Salvation Army www.salarmy-mokan.org 

Offers assistance for children and families through hunger relief, housing and homeless services, emergency disaster relief, youth camps and recreations, emergency financial assistance, nutrition programs, and food pantries.

Locations:     
500 W 39th St.
Kansas City, MO 64111
816.753.6040

5306 N Oak Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64118
816.452.5663

101 W Linwood
Kansas City, MO 64111
816.756.2769

3013 E 9th St.
Kansas City, MO 64124
816.483.8484

Seton Center
2816 E. 23rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64127
816.231.3955

St. James Place
3934 Troost, Kansas City, MO 64110
816.561.8515
stjames@bishopsullivan.org

St. Mary's Episcopal Church
1307 Holmes, Kansas City, MO 64106
816.842.0975
Lunch is served on Saturday by Downtown Outreach from 11:30 - 1:00. No charge and all are welcome.
Food Pantry is open on Saturdays from 12-1. Need to be in the St. Mary's Service area and bring proof of residential address. Any questions please contact the church 816-842-0975.

United Methodist Church
205 E 9th St, Kansas City, MO 64106
816.842.3484
Call for information; Open door meals and a clothing boutique.

United Services Community Action Agency

Locations

Central
6323 Manchester
Kansas City, MO 64133
816.358.6868

Northland
1900 NE Englewood Road (Englewood Baptist Church)
Kansas City, MO 64118
816.459.9615
Food Pantry Hours: MW 9:00-11:00 and 1:00-3:30

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LEE’S SUMMIT

Abundant Life Baptist Church
414 SW Persels Road, Lee's Summit, MO 64081
816.554.8181
Food pantry is open every Wednesday from 3:00-6:00 p.m., and the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month from 9am till noon.
You must live in Lees Summit Area

Church On the Rock Outreach Program
1700 SW Market St, Lees Summit, Mo 64082
816.246.7625

Coldwater of Lee's Summit
510 NE Missouri Road
Lee's Summit, MO 64086
816.786.0758

Lee's Summit Social Services
108 SE 4th Street, Lee's Summit, MO 64063.
816.525.4357

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LENEXA

Central Church of the Nazarene
12600 West 87th Street Parkway
Lenexa, KS 66215
913.541.2600

New Visions C.O.G.I.C.
9609 Pflumm Road
Lenexa, KS 66215
913.908.2781

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OAK GROVE

Community Services League
Oak Grove
1408 SE Austin Street
816.690.8213

OVERLAND PARK

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, Inc.
9806 West 87th Street
Overland Park, KS 66212
913.384.6608

Christian Care Outreach Assoc.
13400 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213
913.541.0724

Jewish Food Pantry
6201 Indian Creek Drive
Overland Park, KS 66207
913.649.4852

Johnson County Church of Christ
7300 Nieman Road
Shawnee, KS 66209
913.962.7310

Overland Park Christian Church
7600 West 75 Street
Overland Park, KS 66204
913.677.4646

Overland Park Church of Christ
13400 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213
913.634.4607

Valleyview United Methodist Church
8412 West 95th Street
Overland Park, KS 66212
913.642.4400

Village Presbyterian Church
9960 Mission Road
Overland Park, KS 66206
913.671.2315

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OLATHE

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, Inc.
333 East Poplar Street
Olathe, KS 66061
913.782.4077

College Church of the Nazarene
2020 East Sheridan Street
Olathe, KS 66062
913.489.6262

First Christian Church Disciples of Christ
200 East Loula Street
Olathe, KS 66061
913.745.4114

Olathe Church of God Holiness
616 South Grant Street
Olathe, KS 66061
913.375.0982

Olathe Food Pantry
621 South Lee Street
Olathe, KS 66061
913.782.0140

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Platte County

United Services Community Action Agency
412 Aller Avenue 
Tracy, MO 64079
816.858.5153

SHAWNEE

Johnson County Church of Christ
7300 Nieman Road
Shawnee, KS 66209
913.962.7310

Shawnee Community Services
1110 West 67th
Shawnee, KS 66203
913.268.7746

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STILLWELL

Stillwell Baptist Caring Ministry
19950 Broadmoor Lane
Stilwell, KS 66085
913.897.2261

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JEWISH FOOD PANTRY

Jewish Food Pantry
6201 Indian Creek Drive
Overland Park, KS 66207
913.649.4852

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KOSHER FOOD PANTRY

Yachad - Kansas City's Kosher Food Pantry
Chabad House Center
6201 Indian Creek Drive, Overland Park, KS 66201
913.205.9524
Walk in hours: First Sunday of each month 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Mondays 11:30-1:00 (closed first Monday of month).
Visits are limited to two times per month for groceries, but one can come every week for fresh bread and produce. Open to all.

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PET FOOD PANTRIES 

PAWS Inc. – Raytown (Spay/Neuter Assistance)
www.paws-inc.org

Bi-State Pet Food Pantry
Website: http://www.bistatepetfoodpantry.org
Email: info@bistatepetfoodpantry.org
314-596-2128

Northland Pet Pantry
PO Box 981
Smithville, MO 64089
816-272-8508
Email: info@NorthlandPetPantry.com
Website: http://www.NorthlandPetPantry.com

Northland Pet Pantry
Kansas City, MO
Email: NAWShelpspets@yahoo.com
Website: http://pcnaws.com/northlandpetpantry.aspx

Spay Neuter Kansas City
1116 E. 59th Street
(NE Corner 59th and Troost)
Kansas City, MO 64141
Phone: 816-353-0940
Email: spayandneuterkc@aol.com
Website: http://www.snkc.net/

Uplift Organization
1516 Prospect
Kansas City, MO 64127
(816) 241-0060
http://www.uplift.org/

American Red Cross
211 W. Amour Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 841-5241

Great Plains SPCA
5424 Antioch Drive
Merriam, KS 66202
http://www.greatplainsspca.org/programs-services/foodpantry/
(913) 831-7722

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adapted from: kansascityhelp.org/food-assistance

Last Modified: 2/17/17