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!
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.
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 2-3||Holy Spirit Catholic Church||11300 West 103rd Street, Overland Park, KS, 66214|
|December 2-3||Queen of the Holy Rosary - Wea||22779 Metcalf Road, Bucyrus, KS, 66013|
|December 6||St. Paul Catholic Church||21650 West 115th Terrace, Olathe, KS, 66061||Wednesday (8:00AM - 8:00PM)|
|December 9-10||Curé of Ars Catholic Church||9401 Mission Road, Leawood, KS, 66206|
|December 9-10||St. Agnes Catholic Church||5250 Mission Road, Roeland Park, KS, 66205|
|December 9-10||Church of the Ascension||9510 West 127th Street, Overland Park, KS, 66213||Saturday (9:30AM - 2:00PM)|
|December 16-17||Queen of the Holy Rosary - Overland Park||7023 West 71st Street, Overland Park, KS, 66204|
|December 16-17||Good Shepherd Catholic Church||12800 West 75th Street, Shawnee, KS, 66216|
|December 16-17||Holy Trinity Catholic Church||13615 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.