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 [...]

Seminarian Offers Summer of Service2017-08-29T09:45:24+00:00

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 [...]

Looking for a way to give back locally?2017-08-08T15:07:58+00:00

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. [...]

Parish Volunteers Feed the Hungry2017-08-25T18:07:48+00:00

Kids Summer Food Program Expands

As the end of the school year draws near, many parents are starting to feel anxious. The school lunch programs they relied on to help feed their children for the last nine months, soon will take a break. “More and more families turn to our food pantries during those summer months,” says Nickie Daneke, LMSW, [...]

Kids Summer Food Program Expands2017-08-25T18:07:52+00:00

Passion for Healthy Food Turns into Volunteer Opportunity

Sarah Borisky is a dietetic student. While shadowing a Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas social worker for one of her classes, she had the opportunity to experience volunteering at our Overland Park food pantry. Over the years, Sarah had been a supporter of Catholic Charities. Now, she saw a whole new way to give to our agency [...]

Passion for Healthy Food Turns into Volunteer Opportunity2017-08-25T18:07:53+00:00

Video: Quincy students donate food to Catholic Charities

Third-graders at Quincy Elementary School spent two weeks collecting 1,204 cans of food, equaling 525 pounds, for donation to Catholic Charities on Tuesday. The “Canmunity” collection project is part of the students’ social studies unit in Kara Fiehler’s and Paige Hosey’s classes. (Angela Deines/The Capital-Journal)

Video: Quincy students donate food to Catholic Charities2016-12-29T13:35:23+00:00

Topeka Students Donate 1,204 Cans of Food

This Topeka Capital-Journal article on a student food drive in the Quincy Elementary School demonstrates how students are helping those in need. Reporter: Angela Deines. Quincy students donate 1,204 cans of food to Catholic Charities Nearly 100 percent of students at Quincy Elementary qualify for free and reduced-price meals. Yet, many of them also want to help those [...]

Topeka Students Donate 1,204 Cans of Food2017-08-25T18:07:54+00:00

Food rescue program tips the scales at one million pounds

This article was originally posted on The Leaven and written by Carol Cowdrey, Programs Marketing Manager, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. OVERLAND PARK — One million pounds. That’s $1.7 million worth of perishable food that area grocery stores have donated to Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ food rescue program since its inception nearly two years [...]

Food rescue program tips the scales at one million pounds2017-08-25T18:07:55+00:00

Photos: St. Thomas Aquinas “Can” Do It for Catholic Charities

St. Thomas Aquinas Food Drive - November 2016 Last week, St. Thomas Aquinas High School students, staff, parents and alums hosted their annual “CANsas City” Food Drive for their neighbors in need! They collected - and we are the grateful beneficiaries of - 93,624 food items for our central Hope Distribution Center which supplies healthy food [...]

Photos: St. Thomas Aquinas “Can” Do It for Catholic Charities2017-10-13T13:54:09+00:00

Video: St. Thomas Aquinas Students Promote Food Drive

St. Thomas Aquinas high school students are looking to exceed last year's success collecting over 177,000 items during their annual food drive. All food donations benefit the food assistance programs coordinated by Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. The food drive runs from October 31 through November 4, 2016. Visit the St. Thomas Aquinas high school website [...]

Video: St. Thomas Aquinas Students Promote Food Drive2017-08-25T18:07:55+00:00