Kansas City Community Kitchen - Kansas City, MO
750 Paseo Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64106
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Description: We serve balanced, nutritious meals for lunch every weekday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and ALL are welcome to eat.
We call ourselves a "Community Kitchen" rather than a soup kitchen because we believe food is the basic human right and great equalizer - everyone needs to eat, and we all do better when we eat better. We encourage anyone to come eat with us, get a quality meal for free and see who you meet in the process. Volunteers serve as hosts and wait staff to make this a restaurant style experience, offering all of our guests a bit of dignity and the power of choice.
Kansas City Community Kitchen has been serving the hungry of downtown Kansas City since 1989. We began as a ministry of Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral (Episcopal Church) but grew and came under the leadership of Episcopal Community Services while still housed at the cathedral. In 2010 the kitchen moved to its current home in the lower level of the Downtown Community Services Center at 8th/Paseo.
Volunteers Requests by Kansas City Community Kitchen: Weekday volunteers to help us serve lunch from 11-2 are the biggest need. Several other volunteer opportunities are also available including limited evening and weekend prep teams to help get food ready to use in the kitchen. All volunteers must be at least 14 years old (may be slightly younger with approval from staff ahead of time) and should sign up in advance on our online calendar. You can learn more and get the link to the calendar on our website at http://bit.ly/ECSVolunteer
Donation Requests by Kansas City Community Kitchen: Donations of money are always great - this allows us to buy whatever supplies we need or pay for services that may not have been expected (like a plumber or repair to equipment). Any amount is greatly appreciated as each small amount adds up to make big possibilities. Other items that we can use fairly often are silverware (nothing fancy but we prefer to use metal forks, spoons and butter knives), salt, beverages (iced tea bags, lemonade mix, etc.) and paper napkins. Food items are already received in large quantities, but if you have items to donate to our kitchen or network of food pantries, please contact us at 816-561-8920.
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Do you have items to donate? Contact Kansas City Community Kitchen at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.