FOOD PANTRY/CLOTHES CLOSET
March 31 - The Village Church Food Pantry Distributes Food to Low Income Senior High Rises and Pantry Partners - Over the past several weeks the Village Church Food Pantry has had to respond to a food delivery landscape that has been changing on a daily basis. As a result, the pantry has been continually modifying distribution processes to try to keep food flowing to the community.
During the week of March 25, the pantry delivered 108 over-sized bags of nonperishable food to three low-income senior high-rise apartments that we regularly serve. Residents in these building received 2,376 pounds of food. The pantry also delivered two pallets or 1,172 pounds of nonperishable food to our pantry partner Shawnee Community Services. The pantry also delivered 511 pounds of canned food to another partner, the Renewed Hope Pantry in Overland Park. In addition, we delivered 775 pounds of food to be repackaged to Village on Antioch to be delivered to low income students in the Olathe School district. During the week of March 16, 1,051 pounds were delivered to Covenant Church in Kansas City, Missouri.
The pantry will continue to distribute food to these and other locations around the area while protecting the health of pantry staff, clients and volunteers and maintaining safe social distancing.
Village Church Mission Sewing Ramps Up Production of Cloth Face Masks - Village Church Tuesday Mission Sewing group has prepared 50 face masks for KU Medical Center clinic staff. The Thursday Mission Sewing group has donated 20 masks to a St Luke’s office doctor and are working jointly with two other groups to make 60 masks for KVC Health Systems.
Kansas City fiber artists in our community now have a coordinated effort and a website set up for folks who want to make masks. Go to https://sandlotgoods.com.
“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:
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 ample food storage, a pristine setting and expanded food selection.
TO RECEIVE ASSISTANCE
Client Qualifications and Services
Who May Apply: Persons with an income below 150% of Federal Poverty Guidelines and identification cards for all members of the household.
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 and from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday. Persons are eligible to receive assistance every 30 days, if needed.
Notice: In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form AD-3027 found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday–Friday — 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Saturday morning — 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
More than 250 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.
Saturday morning — 9 a.m.-noon
Volunteers are retirees, working adults and students (ages 14+). Call 913-671-2314 to volunteer. Positions include:
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 north 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.
Monday through Friday: 10 a.m.-2:30 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:
You can also give online:
Director of Food Pantry
To receive Food Assistance:
Call for an appointment
9960 Mission Road
Overland Park, Kansas 66207