Shalom House to Reopen in December

In December, the doors of Shalom House will joyfully re-open as Shalom House Men’s Transitional Living Program at Sanctuary of Hope in Kansas City, Kansas. Men experiencing homelessness will have a safe, dignified place to eat a hot meal, shower, sleep and, most importantly, engage in long-term programming that will change the trajectory of their [...]

2022-11-11T09:33:17-06:00October 21, 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|

Urgent Request — Help Feed Our Neighbors in Need

Above: Our Hope Distribution Center is completely out of much-needed items such as canned meat (August 2022). Our food pantries are in urgent need of food – with the rising cost of food, supply chain issues, and an increase of those accessing our food pantries (up 25% since February 2022) the need to feed our [...]

2022-08-26T09:16:21-05:00August 26, 2022|

Commodity-Based Recipes Hit the Spot

Hope Hero Shout-Out Pam is a typical Catholic Charities volunteer. She cares. She is constantly busy. And she is a problem solver. There is one thing, though, that definitely sets her apart – she can quickly find a great recipe for just about any ingredient. This particular skill came to light when she began to [...]

2022-07-25T15:13:54-05:00July 25, 2022|

SNAP and Food Security—Hope Story

When people are food secure, they have the strength to overcome life’s other challenges. Diana, a single mother of a non-verbal son, was sleeping on her friend’s couch after fleeing a domestic violence situation. When she first met with Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ case manager, Diana had no permanent housing, no income, no source of [...]

2021-09-17T10:09:43-05:00September 17, 2021|

Grant Helps Increase Awareness for Nutrition Assistance

(Overland Park, KS) – Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas was awarded a $10,000 grant to increase awareness and assist eligible individuals and families, including seniors, with enrollment in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The grant, which is part of a nationwide outreach effort to address hunger, was provided by Catholic Charities USA and [...]

2021-03-23T09:56:57-05:00March 23, 2021|