Food Drives

Our Next Parish Food Drive: December 17-18, 2022

 

Catholic Charities Food Pantry

Help Feed Our Neighbors in Need: A Message from Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas

Our food pantries are in urgent need of food – with the rising cost of food, supply chain issues, and an increase of those accessing our food pantries (up 25% since February 2022) the need to feed our neighbors in need is critical. Supply chain issues are making it difficult to purchase what we need and our donations have been down almost 20%. Our eight food pantries and our Resource Bus program rely on the generous donations from you to feed the need in our 21 county service area. Thank you for your continued support to our neighbors in need. We could not do our work without you!

How You Can Help!

• Donate food items at your local parish food drive. The most needed items this month are listed below. For a list of where to find our food truck in the KC Metro visit our website: https://catholiccharitiesks.org/food-drives
• Go shopping. Take the list below with you to the grocery store and purchase items from our most needed list and donate to your local Catholic Charities food pantry.
• Donate at the Hy-Vee Food Drive. Find our volunteers throughout the month on Saturdays at area Hy-Vee stores: https://catholiccharitiesks.org/food-drives
• Shop from our Amazon Wish List. Click “add to cart” from wherever you are and have food items delivered directly to our warehouse for distribution to our food pantries. Find our list here: https://shorturl.at/bEFQY

Items needed (December 2022)

Tuna/Canned Meat

Dry Beans

Tomatoes

Tomato Sauce/Pasta Sauce

Miscellaneous Veggies

Pinto Beans/Pork & Beans

Condiments

Baking Items

Rice

Boxed Meals

As always, we request no glass jars.  We also request – standard size food items only & pop-top cans* if possible.  No industrial size food items.

*Pop-top cans aid families and those without a home who do not have access to can openers (something most of us take for granted).

Financial Donations

If you would like to donate financially towards the food drive – you can do it online at: https://catholiccharitiesks.org/parish-food-drive-donation.  In the Parish Name drop-down you will need to select "Queen of the Holy Rosary - Overland Park." 

Folks can also donate by sending in a check or cash. Please make sure to write Food Drive – Queen of the Holy Rosary OP in the memo line and mail to:

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas

9720 West 87th Street

Overland Park, KS 66212. 

If you are collecting food drive money on-site – please do not put the money in with the food/in a food bin.  We will not see it.  The best way to get it to us is to drop it off at our main administrative office – located at 9720 West 87th Street – or if you are going to send it back with the truck to put it in an envelope, label it Food Drive – Queen of the Holy Rosary OP" and leave it in the cab of the truck.