Food Pantry and Clothes Closet
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink…I was naked and you gave me clothing.” —Matthew 25:35
We often forget that some of our close neighbors are lacking life’s basic needs – food and clothing. The Food Pantry and Clothes Closet have enabled us to serve those throughout the Kansas City area by:
- providing food, clothing, personal and household products;
- welcoming our neighbors in a safe, friendly and compassionate environment that maintains the dignity of each person.
The Robert and Shirley Meneilly Center for Mission at 99th and Mission Road provides a wonderful environment to help fulfill our neighbors’ basic needs with more food storage, a pristine setting and expanded food selection.
To Receive Assistance
Client Qualifications and Services
Who May Apply: Persons with a Social Security card and income near the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
How to Apply: Call the Pantry at 913-671-2315 between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Friday mornings to apply for assistance.
All other phone calls are answered from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday evening and 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday. Persons are eligible to receive assistance every 30 days, if needed.
Hours of Operation
Monday–Friday — 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Thursday evening — 6–7:30 p.m.
Saturday morning — 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
More than 300 volunteers staff the Food Pantry and Clothes Closet each month. Volunteers generally work one morning or afternoon shift per week.
Monday - Friday — 9 a.m.-noon or noon-3 p.m.
Thursday evening — 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Saturday morning — 9:30 a.m.-noon
Volunteers are retirees, working adults and students (ages 14+). Call 913-671-2314 to volunteer. Positions include:
- scheduling and receiving clients
- shopping with clients
- sorting and stocking groceries
- sorting clothes
- staffing truck/van pick-ups and deliveries
- loading and unloading trucks and vans
- data entry and filing
- welcoming visitors and answering phones
Thanksgiving Basket Annual Food Drive
Please help us with the Village Food Pantry Thanksgiving Baskets
We need the following items:
Canned green beans
Canned sweet potatoes
Instant mashed potatoes
Gravy mix (no glass please)
Pie crust mix
Pumpkin pie mix
Note: We do not need cranberries this year thanks to an early donation! Donations may be left in the drop boxes at church entrances.
The Food Pantry truck will be in the south parking lot of Village Church Nov. 1, 8 and 15 to collection your donations. If you prefer to donate money instead of food and let us do the shopping, a $30 donation will buy a Thanksgiving turkey and fill one basket with food. Your donation will help another family have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!
To Donate Food or Clothing
You may bring donations to the Pantry/Clothes Closet during regular hours of operation. Donations may also be placed in the boxes located at the south or west entrances to the church.
The Clothes Closet accepts clean, gently used, in-season men’s, women’s and children’s clothing. Small household items and linens are also accepted. Due to lack of space, furniture and televisions are not accepted.
Food Pantry & Clothes Closet Donation Drop-Off Hours
Monday through Friday: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening: 6-7:30 p.m.
Saturday Morning: 10-11:30 a.m.
Monetary donations to help buy food are also welcome and may be brought to the Food Pantry. You can also mail checks, made payable to “Village Church Food Pantry,” to:
Village Presbyterian Church
Attn: Business Office
6641 Mission Road
Prairie Village, KS 66208
Attn: Food Pantry Director
9960 Mission Road
The Food Pantry will be CLOSED to clients, volunteers and donations on the following days in 2015:
Thursday, Jan. 1
Saturday, April 4, for Easter
Saturday, May 23, and Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day Weekend
Saturday, July 4 for Independence Day (OPEN Friday, July 3)
Saturday, Sept. 5, and Monday, Sept. 7, for Labor Day Weekend
Wednesday, Nov. 25 through Saturday, Nov. 28, for Thanksgiving Holiday
Thursday, Dec. 24, through Saturday, Jan. 2, for Christmas
A Special Thanks to our Partners Who Donate on a Regular Basis
- Giving the Basics - personal care products
- Great Harvest Bread
- Hen House in Fairway
- Hy-Vee on Martway
- Pizza Hut
- Price Chopper – 95th Street and 119th Street locations
- Trader Joe's
- Treat America