St James Academy Builds a Way to Help Feed the Hungry

It may have been cold outside, but inside St James Academy the annual Canstruction competition was heating up. For weeks prior, students brought in canned food, cereal and boxes of Mac & Cheese in preparation for the event. Then, each school community banded together to erect a structure from their food contributions. With every "canned [...]

2019-02-28T09:18:56-06:00February 28, 2019|

Share the Journey: St. Agnes Rams Reaching Out Day

 For the fourth straight year, over 300 students at St. Agnes Catholic School dedicated a day of service, Rams Reaching Out Day, to benefit the many ministries of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. Divided among the 21+ programs at Catholic Charities, a large group of students sorted over 1600 lbs of food at the Hope Distribution [...]

2018-05-03T13:54:16-05:00May 1, 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|

A Different Kind of Drive-Thru

Deacon Charlie Cecil joins St. John Paul II parishioners distributing food to those in need. Cars began filling the parking lot on a Saturday as early as 6 am. Many parents had their children with them. They patiently waited - not for a big sporting event or music concert - but for bags [...]

2017-09-25T14:50:38-05:00September 25, 2017|

Looking for a way to give back locally?

Looking for a way to give back to your Kansas City community? Join us in helping neighbors in need! We're seeking additional volunteers to serve in all four of our metro-area food pantries during business hours: 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, KS 1708 Steele Rd., Kansas City, KS 9806 W. 87th St., Overland Park, KS [...]

2017-08-08T15:07:58-05:00August 8, 2017|

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program Grows

Did you know that Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas began offering the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program last year in Leavenworth?  Due to the positive community response, the program expanded to Lawrence and Atchison this year. The VITA program is available to those who make $54,000 or less or persons with disabilities who need assistance [...]

2017-08-25T18:07:52-05:00May 19, 2017|

Community Support Helps Spread Christmas Cheer

Nearly 300 children will have a merrier Christmas, thanks to the generosity of Catholic Charities' supporters. Parish and Community Outreach Coordinator, Camille Pickhinke, and Volunteer Coordinator, Nancy Pennington, reached out to the community to identify those families in need who might not otherwise be able to afford a gift for their child.  As the wish [...]

2016-12-19T11:00:18-06:00December 19, 2016|

Photos: Food Drive Supports Our Neighbors

PARISH HIGHLIGHT: The Church of the Ascension parishioners and staff plan, promote and manage a monthly food drive for us. We are so appreciative of the many community service ministries Ascension does to support our neighbors in need including collecting over 37 tons of food annually for our food pantries! These photos are from May 2016. [...]

2018-08-21T10:58:35-05:00August 18, 2016|