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Food Drives

Help feed our neighbors in need


Help Fill Our Shelves

Our food pantries are in urgent need of food. 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.

While we have seen the demand for food increase, food donations have decreased over the summer months. Our shelves are close to empty. We are not able to replace our inventory at a rate that keeps adequate food on the shelves. We continue to purchase food, but there is limited bulk available, and just like everyone, our dollar is not going as far. We depend on the generosity of food drives and donations to keep us stocked with shelf stable food. 

Above: Food donations dramatically decrease during the summer months. Our Hope Distribution Center was completely out of much-needed items such as canned meat last August 2022.

Did you know? According to Feeding America, which tracks food insecurity in the U.S., the number of children facing hunger rose significantly during the pandemic – from more than 10 million in 2019 to nearly 12 million in 2020. In Kansas, one in ten people face hunger in 2022—including 102,760 children.

How You Can Help

Fight food insecurity in our communities!

Donate to a Food Drive

Donate food items from the list below to your local church or community food drive.

Go Shopping

Take a list with you to the grocery store and purchase items from our most needed list, then donate to your local Catholic Charities food pantry.

Donate at the Hy-Vee Food Drive

Find our volunteers throughout the month on Saturdays at local Hy-Vee stores.

Shop from our Amazon Wishlist

Click “add to cart” from wherever you are and have food items delivered directly to our warehouse for distribution to our food pantries.

Host a Food Drive

If you are a church, school, business or organization that would like to give back to the community, consider hosting a food drive.

Provide a Monetary Donation

Your financial gift will help provide food to those who are hungry.

What We Need

While we accept all shelf stable food donations, we are consistently in need of certain items more than others. Please see the list below for those items.

Tuna/Canned Meat

Upcoming Food Drives

Note: Some church-hosted food drives occur before and after Masses.
Look for the Catholic Charities truck in the parking lot. Volunteers will help load your donation into the truck.

December 2-3Holy Spirit Catholic Church11300 West 103rd Street, Overland Park, KS, 66214
December 2-3Queen of the Holy Rosary - Wea22779 Metcalf Road, Bucyrus, KS, 66013
December 6St. Paul Catholic Church21650 West 115th Terrace, Olathe, KS, 66061Wednesday (8:00AM - 8:00PM)
December 9-10Curé of Ars Catholic Church9401 Mission Road, Leawood, KS, 66206
December 9-10St. Agnes Catholic Church5250 Mission Road, Roeland Park, KS, 66205
December 9-10Church of the Ascension9510 West 127th Street, Overland Park, KS, 66213Saturday (9:30AM - 2:00PM)
December 16-17Queen of the Holy Rosary - Overland Park7023 West 71st Street, Overland Park, KS, 66204
December 16-17Good Shepherd Catholic Church12800 West 75th Street, Shawnee, KS, 66216
December 16-17Holy Trinity Catholic Church13615 West 92nd Street, Lenexa, KS, 66215

Host a Food Drive!

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas relies on donations to keep our food pantry shelves stocked.

Feed the Need in Our Community

If you are a church, school, business or organization that would like to give back to the community, consider hosting a food drive!

Contact Camille Pickhinke, Director of Community Engagement, at [email protected] to schedule.

Thank you for your continued support in helping us fight hunger in our community. We could not do our work without you!