Family Support Center Hours

Our Family Support Centers continue to serve during this great time of need in our communities. Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing.

All food pantries are open Monday—Thursday 9am-4pm. Please follow the drive-up directions posted at each location.

Debido al coronavirus, los centros de apoyo familiar siguen a servir nuestras comunidades. Por favor lleve una mascarilla y mantenga un distanciamiento social.

Todas las despensas de alimentos están abiertos los Lunes—Jueves a 9am-4pm.

COVID-19 Information

Warehouse Allows for Increased Inventory and Distribution

Hope Distribution Center (HDC) serves as the central location for food distribution to eight Emergency Assistance Center (EAC) food pantries and 21 counties served by Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. The warehouse helps us ensure a balanced inventory for all of our pantries.  Its spaciousness allows us to accept USDA commodities and other large-scale donations requiring dock access.  Another feature is a large walk-in freezer to store meat and other fresh items.

The food warehouse opened in August 2013 in a space previously occupied by Dressler Pet Supply.  The site has three dock doors and two drive-in bays.  For seven straight Saturdays, more than 130 volunteer groups including neighbors and local parish members spent over 600 hours giving the building an extensive makeover so it could be used for food storage. As a result, Catholic Charities was able to increase its capability for food distribution to 300,000 pounds per month.

Adjacent to HDC is a 1100-square-foot stone building that houses one of our food pantries. Last fiscal year, we experienced a 66% increase in the number of unduplicated individuals served.  Food assistance was provided nearly 50,000 times — a 131% increase.

We rely on the generosity of volunteer-driven food drives, gifts-in-kind, as well as financial contributions to help us keep our warehouse shelves stocked to meet the growing needs of individuals and families throughout our service area. We also appreciate volunteer support to help us sort the donated food.

Contact Information

HDC Office:
1708 Steele Road
Kansas City, KS 66106

Phone:
913.432.3141

Food Pantry Hours:
Monday—Thursday 9am-4pm

Warehouse Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 8am – 4:30pm

Whether it’s lending a helping hand at our food pantry, thrift store, men’s shelter or any one of our many programs, the assistance of our volunteers is necessary and appreciated. Volunteers are vital to the success of programs and services.

With four hours of your time, you could mentor a refugee or migrant family as they acclimate to their new surroundings. With one evening, you could prepare and serve a dinner meal and socialize with the guests at Shalom House, men’s shelter. With four hours a week, you could greet and direct those in need of assistance at one of our Emergency Assistance Centers.

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