COVID-19

Making an Impact

Due to COVID-19, many businesses closed their doors and many jobs were lost. As more and more families faced financial hardships, they turned to Catholic Charities for help.

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas made a commitment to keep serving during COVID-19.

Priorities were shifted to our food, housing and healthcare ministries. With our offices closed to the public during early lockdown, we offered drive-thru food distributions and accelerated our Kids Summer Food program to start months in advance; continued case management remotely; and conducted virtual financial classes. Throughout all the difficult days, we have been inspired by the outpouring of prayers, food drives and financial contributions for our agency and the essential work that we do to support families in need. 

By the Numbers

April 1, 2020 — March 31, 2021

18,061

Case Management hours were spent to assess the comprehensive needs of individuals and families, matching them with the best available resources.

112,183

individuals received food assistance through our eight food pantries.

7345

individuals were served by the Resource Bus which provides basic necessities, case management and more to our neighbors in 15 rural counties.

225 tons

of food was distributed through our monthly drive-through Mobile Food Distributions.

Parish Food Drives

have contributed over 166 tons of food donations which go directly to our neighbors in need.

During COVID-19, we provided

$2,250,443

in Direct Financial Assistance to families facing homelessness, eviction or disconnection. These funds helped families maintain housing and pay utility bills during a difficult time.

102,617