Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas Receives Lifesaving Equipment Grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

Grant is part of more than $73 million given by Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to public safety organizations across the U.S. OVERLAND PARK, KS – Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation recently awarded an $18,265 grant to Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas (CCNEK) to purchase 13 automated external defibrillators (AEDs). The new equipment will enable [...]

2023-02-28T11:54:56-06:00February 28, 2023|

Fort Leavenworth Commissary Helps Supplement Decline in Food Donations

More often than not our rural Family Support Center (FSC) pantries struggle to receive as many food donations as our metropolitan locations. During a time when food droughts are rampant, FSC managers must get creative to offset a critical decline in donations. A unique partner to our Leavenworth FSC has been the Fort Leavenworth Commissary. [...]

2023-02-13T11:25:57-06:00February 13, 2023|

14th Annual STA Food Drive Raises Critical Funds & Donations

For over a decade Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School has organized an annual canned food drive benefiting Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. All donations go towards re-stocking our Hope Distribution Center warehouse, which supplies food to all seven of our Family Support Center food pantries and the Resource Bus program that serves our rural [...]

2022-11-11T14:19:25-06:00November 11, 2022|

Year-Round Healthy Meals for Children

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ Kids Summer Food Program (KSF) may be more widely known throughout our agency for distributing and delivering free meals to children. But nutritious meals for children are available year-round through our federally-funded Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). CACFP has been part of our agency’s service offerings since the [...]

2022-11-30T11:07:11-06:00November 11, 2022|

Things to Know About Pregnancy Maintenance Initiative (PMI)

From feeding underprivileged children to caring for and supporting families that are experiencing homelessness, all ministries at Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas value the dignity of human life. One specific program we offer especially cherishes the gift of new life, the Pregnancy Maintenance Initiative (PMI). PMI supports the value of both women and children throughout pregnancy, [...]

2022-10-17T13:14:10-05:00October 17, 2022|

Atchison Kindness Carnival Bears Fruit . . . and Protein and Diapers

Monthly parish-based collections generate thousands of pounds of critical food and hygiene donations for Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas and literally serve as a lifeline for the needy who patronize our eight food pantries. But daily donations from individuals and families who feel compelled to contribute and serve are just as essential. If you want to get [...]

2022-10-17T13:14:13-05:00October 17, 2022|

Help Catholic Charities Fight Hunger, One Family at a Time

by Lauren Solidum Special to The Leaven “For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things” (Ps 107:9). In Kansas, one in every 10 people is food  insecure, meaning that they are unsure where their next meal will come from. This figure includes over 100,000 children. In a country like the United [...]

2022-10-17T13:14:19-05:00October 17, 2022|