Hours: Tuesdays, 2pm - 4pm and Thursdays, 3pm - 6pm

Location: 113 E. Washington St. (Rear Entrance), Kearney, MO

Contact: (816) 903-4763 ... KearneyFoodPantry@gmail.com

The Kearney Food Pantry is an Outreach Dedicated to Serving the Kearney Community

Looking to Get Involved? There Are More Ways to Help Than You May Think. We Need Food, Volunteers, and Donations.

There are Several Ways to Get Involved!

Volunteer

Volunteer your time at the pantry or at
fundraising events. No effort is too small.

Food Drives

Hosting or participating in food drives
provides for a large part of our needs.

Recipes

Send us your favorite economical meal
recipes for us to share with others.

Want to Help?

There are Many Ways!

Donate to the Pantry

Donations and financial support are what sustain us. Please consider donating.

Shopping

Consider adding extra items to your shopping cart for the pantry each week.

Community

Please join us in feeding Kearney. Together, we can make a difference.

To volunteer, please review the FAQ’s and then contact us using the contact form at the bottom of the page. View our Needs List here.

We will let you know all of the details for the various ways that you can participate with and support the Kearney Food Pantry! 

Hours of Operation
For Services: Tuesdays: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM and Thursdays: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
For Donations: Tuesdays: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM, Thursdays: 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM
The Kearney Food Pantry will be closed if the Kearney R-1 School District is closed due to inclement weather. 

Need Help? Things to Bring

We are part of the Feeding America Network. Bringing the documents listed below helps us to better serve both you and the community as a whole.

Drivers License
Adult Identification

Bring Your State Driver's License or State Provided Photo ID

Social Security Cards
Child Identification

Birth Certificate or Social Security Card or School ID for each Child

Address Verification
Address Verification

Bring a Utility Bill that Shows Your Name and Address

Income Verification
Income Verification

Bring a Pay Stub or Unemployment Information

How to Use the Kearney Food Pantry

You may utilize the Kearney food pantry every other week for a temporary period of time. The Kearney food pantry exists to assist you during a temporary financial need. While we can’t help you monetarily, we can provide you with some food and/or paper products and cleaning items. Your situation will be reviewed every 6 months and we will evaluate then how things are progressing in your situation.

Everyone hits a bump in the road from time to time. If you or someone your know is in need don't hesitate to call or come in. No one should go hungry. Don't let a situation get you down. We're here to help.

Hours of Operation
For Services: Tuesdays: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM and Thursdays: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
For Donations: Tuesdays: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM, Thursdays: 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM
The Kearney Food Pantry will be closed if the Kearney R-1 School District is closed due to inclement weather.

The Food Pantry is Helping Kearney Residents

Here are a couple of anonymous testimonials that Kearney residents have shared with us.

"I really appreciate the food pantry being here for my young family. It's hard to make ends meets at times, and knowing that they're here to help is very comforting to me"

Food Recipient at the Kearney Food Pantry

"Words cannot describe the joy I feel when I help out at the food pantry. Knowing the my time and efforts are helping serve my Kearney neighbors, makes it all worthwhile."

Volunteer at the Kearney Food Pantry

Student Summer Food Bags

2018: 35 Kids per Week
2017: 4 Kids per Week

School Services

Food Pantry Locations in the
High School & Junior High School

Meals on Wheels

Prepared Blizzard Bags for Homebound Seniors each Winter

Thanksgiving Meals

2018: 100 Family Meals Provided
2017: 86 Family Meals Provided

Christmas Meals

2018: 85 Family Meals Provided
2017: 60 Family Meals Provided

Will You Help the Kearney Food Pantry?

Our biggest resources have been the Kearney School District, churches and groups within the churches, social circles, organizations, scout groups, 4-H clubs, businesses and individuals. We're so thankful for your ongoing food drives, volunteerism, and community related efforts. We couldn't do this without you!

Canned Goods

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are frequently asked questions about how to volunteer and support us!

The regular hours where we need the most volunteer help are: Tuesdays from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. This is is reserved for unloading trucks and stocking shelves. The times available for servicing the needs of community members would be Tuesdays from 1:30 pm t0 4:30 pm and Thursdays from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm.

The Kearney Price Chopper has a convenient food bin located just inside the front door. You may also drop off donations on Tuesdays from 9:30 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 am to 3:30 pm, and Thursdays from 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm.

We have a list of needs available for you to see what we have need of the most. You can view that document by clicking on the Kearney Food Pantry Needs List.

We have a lot of organizations that hold food drives for us… whether it’s at churches, or schools, social events, and even birthday parties… basically you can provide your people with our Kearney Food Pantry Needs List and then gather all the donated items and drop them off at our location.

You can email recipes to KearneyFoodPantry@gmail.com or use the contact form below to submit them. You can also mail them to us at Kearney Food Pantry, 113 E. Washington Street, Kearney, MO 64060.

For any other questions, please contact us using the form below and we will get back with you as soon as possible.

The Kearney Food Pantry Building Drive

We've Outgrown Our Current Facility and are Now Looking for Our Forever Home

Kearney Food Pantry Building Drive

Our current facility has been provided to us rent-free for many years. But the need in our community has reached a point where we need more space to meet the demand.

  • We Need to be in the Kearney Downtown Area
  • We Served 20% More Families in 2018 than in 2017
  • We Currently Have 1200 Sq Ft and Need 2800 Sq Ft
  • We Need a Single Story Facility for Managing Heavy Boxes
  • We Need Ample Parking that is Handicapped Accessible
  • Over 350 Families Needed Our Help in 2018 Alone
  • We Need to Raise Approximately $350,000 for this Facility
  • We Need YOUR HELP!

Building Fund Donation Levels

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