Food Assistance

To find a food bank near you, visit this website

Kansas SNAP (Food Stamps)

The Food Assistance Program provides qualifying low-income households in Kansas with food benefits, access to a healthy diet and education on food preparation and nutrition. It provides crucial support to elderly households, to low-income working households, to other low income households that include the unemployed or disabled and to households transitioning from welfare to work. Food assistance customers can spend their benefits to buy eligible nutritious food and plants and seeds to grow food for their household to eat. For information on eligibility requirements, see website.

To apply, go to this website (must use Internet Explorer) and create a user name and password to apply for Food Assistance or call 1-888-369-4777.

Missouri SNAP (Food Stamps)

The Food Stamp Program is designed to promote the general welfare and safeguard the health and well-being of the Missouri’s population by raising the levels of nutrition among low-income households. The benefits may be used to purchase any food or food products prepared for human consumption except alcoholic beverages and tobacco, hot foods, or foods prepared for immediate consumption. Use the pre-screening tool to find out if you are eligible for the Missouri Food Stamp Program.

Visit this website to find out options for applying.

Guadalupe Centers

Food pantry/USDA commodities

1015 Avenida Cesar E. Chavez
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 421-1015


Salvation Army

Provides food assistance at multiple locations.

Visit their website to find a location and contact information.

Catholic Charities

Counseling & Homemaker services, emergency food, transportation; services for offenders

20 W. 9th
Kansas City, Missouri 64105
(816) 221-4377


Metropolitan Lutheran Ministries

Food pantry & assistance with utilities. Elderly, disabled, & emergency assistance. Call for more information.

3031 Holmes
Kansas City, MO 64109
(816) 931-0027


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