Food Pantries

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Meals on Wheels America (Kansas City Area)

Independence Meals on Wheels
Mission: To provide nutritious hot meals 5-days a week to those who live within the City of Independence and Sugar Creek area; who are elderly, homebound and physically handicapped or with limited ability to prepare meals. Subsidy is available for those whose income falls below the 150% poverty level. Meals can be purchased at a minimal cost. Extra meals can be purchased for evening and weekend meals.

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409 N Liberty, Independence, MO 64050
Phone: 816-254-9566

Independence Missouri Food Pantries  UPDATED May 14, 2023 

Abundant Life Church

112 W. 23rd Street
Independence, MO 64055
Phone: 816-554-8181

Serves: Zip codes 64050, 64052 and 64055. Hours: Tuesdays, 3pm – 6pm Clothing assistance also available. For more information, please call.

Christ United Methodist Church Community Kitchen

14506 E. 39th Street South
Independence, MO - 64050
Phone: 816-461-1101

Meal Hour: The 3rd Thursday of the month, 3pm - 5pm

Community Services League Food Pantry

404 N. Noland Rd
Independence, MO 64050
Phone: 816-254-4100

Food pantry Serves: Zip code 64050 Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am - 12pm. Appointment Required Food distribution is once a month and depends on size of household.

East Independence Church of Christ Pantry

2020 S. State Route 291
Independence, MO 64057
Phone: 816-461-0266

Hours: Wednesday 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Requirements: Proof of address (any piece of mail with name and address) Social security cards for each member of your household (this information will not be stored). Please call on Wednesday between 4:30pm - 6:00pm to reserve a spot, for any question or for more information.

Grace And Truth Church

16999 East 23rd St S
Independence, MO 64057
Phone: 816-209-5069

Second Saturday of Every Month 10am to 12pm (pre-bagged food items while supplies last). Curbside delivery to your vehicle. Basic demographic information will be collected.
Phone: 816-209-5069/816-447-1072

Lunch Partners Community Kitchen

700 West Lexington Ave
Independence, MO 64050
Phone: 816-461-7215

Lunches: 11:30am - 1pm, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Lunch Partners is a free service that feeds and clothes the needy and homeless in Independence, MO. Lunch Partners is a community service that has been in operations since 1991. Lunch Partners serves homeless men, women, and children of our community that include the working poor, single parent families, senior citizens, and disabled individuals of all ages.

Mercy Meals Outreach East Side Baptist Church

19901 East 78 Highway
Independence, MO 64057
Phone: 816-796-0955

Free nutritious dinner for those in need every Saturday at First United Methodist Church, sponsored by Eastside Baptist Church. Any Saturday you are available, your help would be appreciated.

Messiah Lutheran Church Food Pantry

613 S. Main Street
Independence, MO 64050
Phone: 816-254-9405

Food pantry provides a free meal, groceries and clothing. Hours: Saturday 11:30pm - 1:30pm

Coronavirus: Drive-by

Mount Washington Baptist Church Food Pantry

9623 E. Independence Ave.
Independence, MO 64053
Phone: 816-254-5688

Hours: Monday and Wednesday (Except 1st Monday and Wednesday of the month) 10am - 11:45am. Food Pantry is a once a month package of food items.

Requirements: Must have a Social Security card for each family member.

Project Suppertime

1800 S Northern Blvd
Independence, MO 64052
Phone: 816-252-7977

Hours: Thursday 6pm - 7:30pm. Project SupperTime serves the working poor. The majority of our clientele have jobs but can’t make ends meet. This comes from multi-generational families living in the same household, a single mom with no other support to provide the necessities for her children or the elderly who’s retirement income doesn’t allow for all of their expenses. Regardless of the circumstances we believe everyone deserves God’s Grace.

St. Mark's United Methodist "Bread of Life" Food Pantry

603 N. Jennings Rd
Independence, MO 64056
Phone: 816-257-1812

Pantry Hours: Our hours are 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm. Please bring your ID. Please, call 816-257-1812 to set up appointment first. If Independence schools are closed the pantry will also be closed. Requirements: ID, be able to come and receive food. Donations and Volunteers are accepted Monday - Friday 9am - 1pm. We serve anyone that can come to us.

Coronavirus: WE ARE NOW OPEN!

Saint Mary's Outreach Food Pantry

600 N. Liberty Street
Independence, MO 64050
Phone: 816-252-8649

Food Pantry Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 9:00am - 3:00pm. Requirements: Must have proof of ID and address. For more information, please call.

Saint Michael's Episcopal Church Food Pantry

4000 S. Lees Summit Rd
Independence, MO 64055
Phone: 816-373-5333

Hours: 2nd Tuesday of the month 4pm - 6pm 3rd Saturday of the month10am -12:00pm. Necessity Pantry: must have a voucher obtained from Community Services League, United Service, Comprehensive Mental Health, or have an active WIC account.Food is available for anyone in need, but a short form must be filled out for assistance. For more information, please call.

Salvation Army-Food Pantry Independence

14700 E. Truman Road
Independence, MO 64050
Phone: (816) 252-3200

The Bread Line Hours: Monday - Friday 1pm - 3pm. Nothing is required for you to be able to go through it and you can use it everyday if needed. The Food Pantry Hours Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am - 11am and 1pm - 3pm. Requirements: Must have Photo ID and proof of residence like a utility bill every time. Social Security cards and proof of income are also preferred so that way we can have it on file, in case you want to do other programs.

Stone Church Community Meals

1012 W. Lexington Ave
Independence, MO 64050
Phone: (816) 254-2211

Neighborhood meal. Each Wednesday Evening we provide a light meal at no cost to the members of our community. Our neighorhood meal begins at 6pm.

Everyone is welcome.

Kansas City Food Pantries  UPDATED May 14, 2023 

United Way 2-1-1

Bishop Sullivan Center
Food Pantry
3936 Troost Avenue
Kansas City, MO – 64110
Phone: (816) 561-8515

Groceries are available once every 30 days. Food Pantry distribution hours: Monday to Thursday, 9am to 12pm. Service Area: 64101-64113 and 64130. Additional Services: One City Cafe, a Community Kitchen, nutritious dinner with a salad bar.

Blue Hills Church of the Nazarene
Family Life Center Food Pantry
10306 Blue Ridge Blvd
Kansas City, MO – 64132
Phone: (816) 523-2833

Food Pantry Hours: Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm Donations: We accept food donations (Monday – Thursday). For more information, please call.

Catholic Charities – Kansas City, St. Joseph
The Serve & Lift Pantry
8001 Longview Rd
Kansas City, MO 64134
Phone: 816-882-4781

We are open Monday through Thursday from 8:30am until 3:30pm. Walk-ins are welcome!

Community Assistance Council
A Harvesters Agency
10901 Blue Ridge Boulevard
Kansas City, MO – 64134
Phone: (816) 763-3277

Also: Community Resources
Food, Hygiene, Diapers, Medicine
Online Emergency Assistance Application

Human Services agency serving south Kansas City, Missouri that includes a food pantry, free clothes closet. Emergency rent and utility assistance, diapers, and pull-ups through Happy Bottoms, hygiene items through Giving the Basics, gluten- and allergy-free food through the Food Equality Initiative partnership, and more.
Hours: Monday (Walk-in)9:30am – 11:00am Tuesday – Thursday 10am – 1pm Appointment Only

BASICS Food pantry and hygiene shopping appointments – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9 am – 2:30 pm.
Diapers and pull-ups – available without an appointment Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9 am – 2:30 pm.
First time for diapers? Call 816-763-3277 x 100 to register.
Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet – 816-763-3277 x 107.
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE Emergency Rent or Utility Assistance – Call 816-763-3277 x 108 to register, start CAC emergency assistance application HERE.
For more information, please call.

Covenant Presbyterian Church
Food Pantry
5931 Swope Parkway
Kansas City, MO – 64130
Phone: (816) 444-3693

All counties served. Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. No appointment necessary – No ID required. Covenant Presbyterian Church advocates for the hungry and unhealthy. The church runs a food pantry that furnishes the community with food and nonperishable items.

Community Christian Church
Food Pantry
4601 Main Street
Kansas City, MO – 64112
Phone: (816) 561-6531

All are welcome! Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 9am – 12pm, CALL FIRST. For more information, please call.

Greater Metropolitan Church of Christ
Food Pantry/Homeless Ministry
3735 Wabash Ave
Kansas City, MO 64109

Food Pantry with Non-perishable food and toiletries. Food Pantry distribution hours: 3rd Saturday of each month from 10am to 12pm.

Food Pantry
3801 Topping Avenue
Kansas City, MO – 64129
Phone: (816) 929-3000
Fax Number: (816) 929-3123

Harvesters has a network of more than 620 agencies in a 26 county service area of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas. Harvesters provides food to these agencies, which include emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, senior and youth centers, day care centers, domestic shelters, homeless shelters and group homes, who in turn help individuals and families in need. For more information, please call.

Heart Of God Evangelistic Ministries
Food Pantry
5704 Norfleet Rd
Kansas City, MO – 64133
Phone: (816) 349-1735

Every Tuesday 5pm – 6:30pm. Here to serve those who are in need of food in accordance to Isaiah 58:18. For more information, please call.

Memorial Church International
Food Pantry
11424 Hickman Mills Drive
Kansas City, MO – 64134
Phone: (816) 363-7939
Fax Number: (816) 361-9255

The Memorial Church Food Pantry is open weekly. Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 10am – 2pm. For more information, please call.

Seton Center
Food Pantry
2816 East 23rd Street
Kansas City, MO – 64127
Phone: (816) 231-3955
Fax Number: (816) 231-3022

Food Pantry Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am – 11:30am, 12:30pm – 3:30pm

Seton Center is a human services agency that helps break cycles of poverty. Seton Center provides dental, social and educational programs to address current community needs, and tools to help support people in transforming their lives.

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
Downtown Outreach
1307 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO – 64106
Phone: (816) 842-0975

Hot Meals and Grocery Hours:The 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. For more information, please call.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, MO
Food Pantry
11 East 40th Street
Kansas City, MO – 64111
Phone: 816-931-2850

Hours: Tuesdays and Fridays from 10am to noon, Wednesdays from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
TEFAP food distribution takes place in the church undercroft or parish hall during the morning of the third Saturday of each month from 10am to noon. For more information, please contact: Gabe Beam.

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