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|

Catholic Charities Resource Bus Brings Hope to Communities in Need

by Therese Horvat Special to The Leaven Above: Unpacking and organizing items inside St. Dominic Parish hall before clients in need arrive are: from left, Erin Ressegieu, mobile resource bus coordinator for Catholic Charities; Annette Bentzinger, outreach coordinator for Catholic Charities; and Dan Scherrer, a volunteer from Holy Spirit Parish in Overland Park. LEAVEN PHOTO [...]

2021-10-08T10:51:54-05:00September 30, 2021|

Volunteer Needs September 2021

How You Can Help Hy-Vee Store Captain: Saturdays only – once a month! Catholic Charities partners with four Johnson County Hy-Vee stores, who allow us to conduct food drives at their stores. Volunteer responsibilities include picking up a Catholic Charities vehicle, setting up a table at the store and overseeing volunteers. Resource Bus Driver: Direct assistance [...]

2021-10-08T10:51:56-05:00September 30, 2021|

Kids Summer Food Program Builds Healthier Communities

1 in 6 children face hunger in Kansas. The summer months are particularly hard for those who rely on free or reduced-cost lunches during the school year. Seven years ago, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas launched the Kids Summer Food Program to help address this issue of food insecurity. Since then, the need and the [...]

2021-10-08T10:51:57-05:00September 30, 2021|

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas Offers 20+ Programs

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas serves the most vulnerable men, women and children of all faiths across 21 counties. A ministry of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, we provide innovative programs and solutions that stabilize and strengthen individuals and families, moving them from a place of needing help to one of having hope.Are [...]

2021-09-08T13:57:50-05:00August 27, 2021|

By the Numbers—Summer 2020

COVID-19 Making an Impact Due to COVID-19, many businesses have closed their doors and many jobs have been lost. As more and more families are facing financial hardships, they are turning to Catholic Charities for help. Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas made a commitment to keep serving during COVID-19. Priorities were shifted to our food, [...]

2021-02-18T10:49:08-06:00November 1, 2020|

Kids Summer Food Program—Impact During COVID-19

Kids Summer Food Program—Making an Impact during COVID-19 Watch as Catholic Charities staff and volunteers share the importance of the Kids Summer Food program, especially in the middle of a pandemic. School's Out, Food's Out Over 18% of Kansas children experience food insecurity. They don't know where their next meal is coming from—or if [...]

2020-12-08T16:09:39-06:00September 28, 2020|

Fidelis’ Hope Story

Fidelis' Hope Story Fidelis, a 36-year-old Army Veteran, was struggling to pay his rent and several of his other bills. He was employed as a recreational therapy assistant at St. John’s Hospital. Although he loved his job, he lacked the certification required to earn a livable wage. He turned to Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ [...]

2020-11-18T15:07:36-06:00September 25, 2020|

810 Sports Radio WHB’s Soren Petro Interviews Lauren Solidum

Soren Petro and 810 Sports Radio WHB have been faithful supporters of our Ben & Betty Zarda Family Golf Classic each year. We are grateful for their ongoing support and help in raising awareness about the need to feed hungry families in our community, as well as promoting the work of Catholic Charities of Northeast [...]

2020-09-03T15:16:25-05:00September 3, 2020|