Food Drives

Help feed our neighbors in need


Summer Food Drought

Our food pantries are in urgent need of food. With the rising cost of groceries, supply chain issues, and an increase of those accessing our food pantries (up 25% since February 2022) the demand to feed our neighbors in need is critical.

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 are making it difficult to purchase the food we need, and this summer our donations are down almost 20%.

Above: Our Hope Distribution Center is completely out of much-needed items such as canned meat (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.

Our eight food pantries and our Resource Bus program rely on your generous donations to feed individuals and families in our 21-county Northeast Kansas service area.

How You Can Help

Fight food insecurity in our communities!

Donate to a Food Drive

Donate food items from the list below at your local parish 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 business, school, or parish 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.