Food Drives Like St. Patrick’s Critical to Pantries

Volunteers from Catholic Charities load up donations from St. Patrick Parish in Kansas City, Kansas, on Dec. 15. PHOTO BY PAULA FROST by Bob Hart Special to The Leaven KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas provides food assistance for thousands of families and individuals each year. But the cold winter [...]

2019-01-14T17:22:38-06:00January 14, 2019|


Hope Hero Shoutout! 70,494 lbs! That’s the total weight of the 96,653 cans of food collected by the students, staff and parents during CANopoly -- Saint Thomas Aquinas’ food drive to benefit Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. The impact? Even larger. All of the food from Aquinas’ annual food drive is taken by semi-truck loads [...]

2018-11-20T16:53:18-06:00November 20, 2018|


Employees at Creative Planning, Inc. are used to helping others prepare for their financial future. But Saturday, November 17, they put aside the calculators and portfolios to help others prepare for Thanksgiving -- by making sure they have food on their table. Led by Peter and Veronica Mallouk, the wealth management company generously donated 500 [...]

2018-11-20T17:06:23-06:00November 20, 2018|

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|

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|

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|

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, [...]

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

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 [...]

2017-08-25T18:07:53-05:00April 3, 2017|

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)

2016-12-29T13:35:23-06:00December 29, 2016|

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 [...]

2017-08-25T18:07:54-05:00December 27, 2016|