Receive food assistance
Food Assistance is available by appointment only.
Please call 913-671-2315 between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or between 9:30 and 11 a.m. Saturday to schedule an appointment.
Compost with us!
KC Can Compost is our new composting partner at the Village Food Pantry. We’re inviting you to join the compost program at Village, so you can compost at home while also benefitting the Food Pantry. Our composting vendor runs a 'Waste to Work' program. When you subscribe to that program, you can collect compostable materials in a five-gallon bucket at home and then bring it to the Village Food Pantry to empty into the large containers we have on site. The Food Pantry receives a discount on our monthly cost of composting depending on how many people participate.
Here are the details:
You receive: one five-gallon bucket with a tight-fitting lid, or a one-gallon bucket, or both.
Your cost: $10-$30 start-up fee (depending on your choice of container(s)); $12.99 per month for a subscription. Compostable bucket liners are available at the Food Pantry.
Your benefit: Bring your bucket to the Pantry each week to empty it and have the satisfaction of knowing you're helping the environment by keeping organic matter out of the waste stream and contributing to the discount received by the Pantry for its composting needs.
To sign up: Go to kccancompost.org/individuals. Click "Register." Complete the information and in the "Referral" field and type: VCFP. The container(s) you choose will be made available for you to pick up at the Pantry.
Dennis Cobb, our Food Pantry director, adds, "I've been composting at my house for several years. I can answer most of your questions and give you some tips I've learned. You'll be surprised at the things you can compost–not only food and meal scraps but also paper towels with no chemicals on them, cut flowers that have lived their life, eggshells, light cardboard/fiberboard, meat scraps and bones, shellfish shells, etc."
Email email@example.com or call KC Can Compost at 816-912-3286 if you have any questions.
How can I help?
More than 150 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-2:30 p.m.
Saturday - 9-11:30 a.m.
Volunteers are retirees, working adults and students (ages 14+). Call 913-671-2314 to volunteer. Positions include:
Donate food or clothing
Food or clothing donations may be left in the donation boxes at the north or south entrances to Village Church on Mission. Donations may also be brought directly to the Pantry at 9960 Mission Road from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday or from 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday.
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 either of the following addresses:
Food Pantry & Clothes Closet Director
Food Pantry & Clothes Closet Assistant Director
9960 Mission Road
Overland Park, Kansas 66207
To receive Food Assistance:
Call 913-671-2315 between
9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment.
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.