Contact:

Susan Webb

Director
email

913-671-2314


For food assistance,
call 913-671-2315

 

Click here for info on how to plan a Food Drive!

Mission

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

 

Meneilly Center for Mission exterior

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 serviceYoung Adult Pantry 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

For individual and group volunteering, contact:

913-671-2314


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: Jeff Porter
6641 Mission Road
Prairie Village, KS 66208

or

Meneilly Center
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, 913-671-2315. Phone calls are accepted 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 ComingClothes Closet Volunteer 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.


A Special Thanks to our Partners Who Donate on a Regular Basis

  • Chipotle
  • Great Harvest Bread
  • Hen House in Fairway
  • Hy-Vee on Martway
  • Papa John’s Pizza
  • Pizza Hut – Metcalf, Shawnee and Johnson Drive locations
  • Price Chopper – 99th Street and 119th Street locations
  • Trader Joe's
  • Treat America