When people are in need, we will be there
How To Get Assistance
Call 816.741.8661 between 9:00 am and noon, Monday through Friday to make an appointment. All assistance is provided by appointment only.
We are closed holidays and St. Therese School inclement weather days. Check the school website. Click here
Clients must live in southern Platte County
We offer non-perishable food, healthy fresh produce and baked goods, dairy, meat, and personal hygiene items as available.
Appointments are between 9:30am and 11:30am.
Proof of residence in southern Platte county is required at each visit.
Evening appointments are available for our working clients from 4:00 to 6:00 on the third Thursday of each month.
Clients may visit the food pantry once every 30 days.
Food quantity is based on family size.
Emergency financial assistance
Two volunteers visit in your home to determine how we can best assist you.
Assistance is limited in amount and frequency.
7207 NW Highway 9
Kansas City, MO 64152
Monday - Friday: 9:00am - Noon
Who we are
We are an outreach ministry of St. Therese Church in the Parkville, MO area providing assistance since 1961.
We serve southern Platte County with food and emergency financial assistance without regard to faith, age, gender, or race.
In 2018, 4,058 households having 12,942 members were served by the food pantry. We provided 39,581 bags of groceries. We also provided financial assistance for 285 electric, 72 gas, and 65 water bills and 120 rent bills. We assisted with 7 other emergencies.
100% of our funding comes from generous donors from our community.
We are an all volunteer ministry with 99% of the donations going towards client assistance.
We are good stewards of your donations.
92.5% of our purchased food comes from Harvesters at a cost of 16 cents per pound to cover handling
Thousands of pounds of food are donated by individuals, and Northland grocery stores and businesses
Clients are visited in their home before financial assistance is offered
We also organize the Christmas Adopt-a-family outreach for our clients. Parishioners volunteer to provide gifts for children in the household.
St. Vincent de Paul (1581-1660) was founder of the Congregation of the Mission, Daughters of Charity, Confraternities of Charity, and Ladies of Charity. A man of deep faith, keen intellect, and enormous creativity, he has become known as the "The Apostle of Charity" and "Father of the Poor." His contributions to the training of priests and organizing parish missions and other services for the poor shaped our Church's role in the modern world.
How To Volunteer
We are an all volunteer organization and welcome new volunteers. We currently have over 150 volunteers serving those in need in southern Platte county.
Food Pantry - Each day, the pantry is staffed by about 25 to 30 volunteers. It takes about 125 volunteers per week just to keep the pantry open and there are many more volunteers doing additional, unique jobs to support the pantry operation. We always need help! Some of the food pantry roles are: greeter, grocery sackers, shelf stocking and Harvester truck unloading and food storing.
Bread and grocery pick-up - Visit businesses donating items and transport these items to the pantry.
Home Visits - a two volunteer team visits the homes of clients requesting emergency financial assistance to determine how we can best assist.
Office and general needs - answer phones, make appointments, maintain records.
If you would like to volunteer, call 816.741.8661