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Current Needs

Hope Changes Everything

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas serves our neighbors, of all faiths, through help, hope and hospitality. With your help, we are able to animate the Gospel by putting love into action.

Our needs are ever-changing in response to the issues facing those who are economically and socially challenged across our 21-county service area. Whether through volunteering, donating, working with us, or spreading the word about our services, you can answer the call to love by making a difference in our community.

With more than 30 programs, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas has many active needs! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay the most up-to-date.

Urgent Need

An Ongoing Food Drought

With the rising cost of groceries, supply chain issues and a 69% increase of those accessing our eight food pantries, the demand to feed our neighbors in need is critical.

In 2022, we had an astounding 25,000 additional visits to our food pantries compared to the previous year. We are on par for that or more as the number of individuals served seeking food through our pantries continues to rise. At a time when food pantry visitors need us the most, our pantry shelves are growing empty. All our food pantries are experiencing what we call a food drought. Supply chain issues and today’s increasing inflation-related costs are making it difficult to purchase the food we need. Additionally, our donations are down almost 20%.

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We post our most up-to-date calls for volunteers, donations and other needs on our social media.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to see our most important current needs!

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Our monthly newsletter features highlights from our programs, stories of hope, the challenges currently facing our communities and much more. Every month, we feature the programs which need the most volunteers, donations and support. 

Did you know that @catholiccharitiesks is a resource for both Archdiocesan and public schools? We can help introduce and incorporate Social Teachings into your school's curriculum and provide ways your students can live this out in their daily lives. 

Click the link in our bio to learn more about our community outreach and advocacy!
@morninggloryestatesales is thrilled to announce our first-ever online multi-estate sale is happening this week: September 28-30.  Stay tuned for the link to shop!
Don't forget to join @archkck in celebrating #WorldDayOfMigrantsAndRefugees! Come to @POPOlathe at 11 a.m. for a multicultural Mass celebrated by Archbishop Naumann.
Help refugees on their path to citizenship! We need volunteers to:

- Teach basic English, U.S. government and civics lessons 
- Provide transportation to classes
- Provide tutoring instruction on various topics

Lesson materials are provided, plus class times and locations are flexible. 

Make a difference today - contact Ashley Hagan at 913.621.1504 or email at citizenship@catholiccharitiesks.org to learn more!
Our @newrootskc program and @harvesters, have joined forces under the Kansas Department of Agriculture's Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement Program! 💚 🍅

This program addresses food insecurity in Kansas and supports purchasing food from socially disadvantaged farmers to feed underserved families within the community. The first sale from New Roots farmers to Harvesters accounted for 65% of all wholesale deliveries and has since grown substantially. As of early August, sales have totaled over $13,064. 

We’re proud to be part of this win-win program!
It's here! The newest cover of @theindependentkc just dropped, and it features #SnowBall50 - check it out now.
Our Leavenworth Family Support Center (FSC) received an amazing donation of 500 socks from @operation_rapid_response. 

It couldn't have come at a better time! The same day we received the donation, a veteran visited the FSC's clothing closet needing socks. 

Thank you, @operation_rapid_response, for helping us make a difference!

Donate Today

By making an unrestricted donation online, you directly support our current area of greatest need. We take stewardship of your gift seriously, with 90 cents of every dollar going directly to our programming. Thank you for your gift—we could not continue our mission without the generosity of supporters like you!

Called to Love

Thank you for answering the call to serve the current needs of our neighbors. We are always in need of volunteers and donations. If you have any questions, send us a message and we’ll get back to you soon!