During hard economic times, people in the Kansas City area need help with food as well as other
things. There are food pantries all over the Kansas City Metro area in both the State of Kansas and the State
If you have questions about where the nearest food pantry is to you, then you should call the
United Way, 2-1-1, and they will suggest where to go to get some food assistance.
National Hunger Hotline
There is also a National Hunger Hotline that you can call for food assistance
at 1-866-3-HUNGRY.The National Hotline provides crucial assistance to Americans across the country in need of
food assistance. The Hotline connects individuals in need to emergency food in their community, government
assistance programs, and various social services. The Hotline makes every effort to provide its callers with
whatever it is they may need, be it the phone number to a food stamp office, a listing of local food pantries, or
simply a compassionate ear. The Hotline is operated Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to
2:00 p.m. EST.
You can visit food pantries on certain days to get free food. You can usually get fed on those
days as well. Most food pantries will give you some supplies of food to last you and your family for a few days or
weeks but you have to be a resident of the area which they serve.
However, please know that during hard times, food pantries are often very low in food and they
may not have all kinds of food to offer you. They may have no meat, for example. They will give you what they have
but most people find that they do not have enough to give. Also some food may have already expired.
If you can afford to buy some food, there are nonprofit organizations that help you get very
Angel Food Ministries
Angle Food Ministries used to let you buy about $70-80 worth of food for just $30. They
also accept food stamps. Unfortunately that option is no longer available.
Let us know if you have other ways of getting cheap food.