More Sites In Kansas Offering Free Meals To Kids This Summer

Originally posted to By AVIVA OKESON-HABERMAN • June 12, 2018 Elizabeth Quinn feeds Eliyahu Mazer applesauce at the Johnson County Central Resource Library on Monday.AVIVA OKESON-HABERMAN / KCUR 89.3 Michael Kraft likes to joke that he’s under pressure to come to the summer lunch program at Johnson County Library, Central Resource. Last year, his kids [...]

2018-06-14T14:48:22-05:00June 14, 2018|

Summer Food Program Fills Gap for Hungry Kids and Adults

Moms and dads in Northeast Kansas worried 13,633 less times about whether or not their children would eat lunch this past summer. That’s the number of times this year that Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ Summer Food Program provided meals to hungry kids. A lot has changed since the program started three years ago. The [...]

2018-07-09T11:58:26-05:00November 8, 2017|

Seminarian Offers Summer of Service

When he rolled up in his 1969 red Chevy Stepside, seminarian Andrew Gaffney had no idea what a summer internship at Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas would entail - but he was excited to find out. Serving others just seems to be in his DNA. Andrew has prepared his whole young life for an opportunity [...]

2017-08-29T09:45:24-05:00August 29, 2017|

Parish Volunteers Feed the Hungry

Volunteers from St. John Paul II help sort food at our Hope Distribution Center. Hunger doesn't take a vacation --and neither do our volunteers!   St. Michael the Archangel volunteers help distribute food. This summer, Catholic Charities has been blessed with the support of our volunteers from parishes across the archdiocese. [...]

2017-08-25T18:07:48-05:00July 26, 2017|

WATCH: KSHB-TV Report on Kids Summer Food Program

OVERLAND PARK, KS - More than 42 million Americans live in what’s considered a food insecure household. That means at some point during the month, there will not be enough food to eat at home. That’s especially critical during the summer months since many children get their most nutritious meal while at school. Starting June 1, [...]

2017-05-31T21:04:59-05:00May 31, 2017|

Listen: Denise Ogilvie discusses Summer Food Program on “Shepherd’s Voice”

On the "Shepherd's Voice" podcast Archbishop Joseph Naumann interviews Denise Ogilvie, Vice President of Outreach and Grants Management with Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, about our shared works of mercy and the need to remember the poor especially with the Kids Summer Food Program. "Reaching out in the community." - Denise Ogilvie on the Kids Summer Food Program. [...]

2017-05-25T22:08:08-05:00May 25, 2017|

Is Your Organization Looking to Make a Difference?

Last year, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas provided food assistance nearly 250,000 times to local individuals and families in our 21 county service area. Sadly, 40% of all people served are children under 17 years old. During the summer months, the demand for our food pantries increases, yet financial contributions and food drives tends to [...]

2017-05-20T13:42:54-05:00May 19, 2017|