We have kids in our town that need our help. I know that may surprise some of you to think that we have that need but it is true. Last school year at the Pantry in the High School and the Jr High, through the Social worker, she passed out 33 bags of food in October and 45 in November. This year she has passed out 80 bags of food in October and 82 bags in November. The need has grown.
This school year was the first year that we were asked to help in the Middle School and Pre-K through 5th grade.
For the Middle School we have a small Pantry/cabinet area that the kids working through the Counselors can come and choose what they would like to take home over the weekend.
For kids Pre-K through 5th grade, each Tuesday the volunteers at the Pantry put together a small bag of food that goes home with them over the weekend. The school counselors pass this out to those kids they know need our help.
It is very confidential, we protect our little ones, but the need is getting met.
I wish the need wasn't there. It would be nice if my job was no longer needed. But until then, if you are able, would you consider helping us.
At the moment, the need for all of these programs are:
- Canned soup
- Pancake mix (the small packages)
- Muffin mix (the small packages)
- Pop tarts
- Ramen noodles (chicken and beef)
- Canned meals such as ravioli, spaghetti, chili
- Pudding cups (chocolate or vanilla)
- Raisin boxes (individual)
We have a
- Crackers (individual sizes, cheez-its, goldfish, crackers with cheese or peanut butter, etc.)
- Individual Macaroni and cheese
- Fruit cups
- Canned Spaghetti Sauce
- Spaghetti Noodles
Thank you for your support for our community,
Drop off times:
Tuesday 9:30-4:00 and Thursday 1:30-6:00 pm. There is a large bench with storage outside the doors if you would like to drop off non-perishable items. Please don’t leave canned items during bitter cold weather. Also, we have a barrel at Price Chopper for your convenience. If you would prefer to give money, make checks payable to: KEC Food Pantry, and send to address below. Thank you for your support.
Kearney Food Pantry, 113 E. Washington Street, Kearney, MO 64060 (816-903-4763)