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 in Jackson, Johnson and Wyandotte counties 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.
Want to Volunteer
More than 200 volunteers staff the Food Pantry and Clothes Closet each month. Volunteers generally work one morning or afternoon shift on a weekday, or they work the Thursday evening or Saturday morning shift. We welcome all kinds of volunteer: retirees, working adults, etc.
Available Shifts — Food Pantry and Clothes Closet:
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, students (ages 14+) and more. Students may apply volunteer hours towards community service. 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
For individual and group volunteering, contact:
Want to Donate Food or Clothing
A significant amount of the food and clothing offered at the Meneilly Center are provided by Village Church members and the community. You can bring donations to the Pantry/Clothes Closet. Donations may also be placed in the boxes located at the south entrance or back entrance to the church.
The Clothes Closet accepts freshly laundered, gently used, in-season men’s, women’s and children’s clothing. Small household and kitchen items, small kitchen appliances and linens are also accepted. Due to lack of available space, furniture is 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 are also welcome and may be brought to the Food Pantry. Your donations help buy food, such as frozen meat, from Harvesters. 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: Pantry Director
9960 Mission Road
Overland Park, KS 66207
You Want to Receive Assistance
Client Qualifications and Services
Who May Apply: Persons with a Social Security card and income at or below the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
How to Apply: Call the Pantry at 913-671-2315 between 9:30 a.m. and noon Friday mornings to apply. 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.
Available Groceries: Canned vegetables, canned fruit, protein items (soups, canned Tuna, peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, one dish meals etc), Pasta, cereal, sugar, flour, bread, buns, rolls, diary products, fresh produce, dessert bakery items, frozen meats, personal items (toilet paper, tooth paste, feminine products, hand and body soap), household items ( laundry detergent, dishwasher soap, etc.) and snack items. All items are subject to availability
Clothing: Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing is available in the Clothes Closet Shopping area. As each new season approaches, appropriate clothes for the Coming season are placed on the clothing racks.
Shopping Restrictions: 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.
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