Jackson County COVID-19 Resource and Recovery information


For nonprofits, most major funders have joined together to create the Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recover Fund. This is being led by The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, United Way of Greater Kansas City, LISC Greater Kansas City (Local Initiatives Support Corporation), and the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC).

For more info visit https://www.growyourgiving.org/covid

Resources for Individuals:

Harvesters is providing its meals through its Kids Café program at various sites throughout Kansas City/Jackson County that includes Cleaver Family YMCS, Friendship Village, and Olive Park Village - see link below for complete listing of locations:


Harvesters also maintains a searchable up to date food pantry directory of partner agencies. Visit http://www.harvesters.org/get-help and enter your zip code for mobile food distribution or food pantry service locations.

Children’s Mercy is providing Grab n Go lunches for children 1-18 yo at various locations throughout the metro:


Uncover KC- List of food, emergency, and other resources https://uncoverkc.org/blog/covid-19-relief-resources-for-kansas-city?blm_aid=62989 

Call Center is available 24/7 with trained call specialist available to provide information and referrals. Additionally, they are updating information daily on their COVID-19 Emerging Resource Page including:

  • Food programs
  • Utility assistance
  • Other services
  • Call - 211

Abundant Life Food Pantry 

The Salvation Army Southland Corps 

  • Food Pantry
  • Rent Assistance
  • Utility Bill Assistance
  • Address - 6111 E 129 St. Grandview, MO
  • Phone - (816) 966-8300

The Salvation Army Westport

  • Food Pantry
  • Rent Assistance
  • Utility Bill Assistance
  • Address - 500 W 39th St. KCMO
  • Phone - (816) 753-6040

The Salvation Army Eastside

  • Food Pantry
  • Rent Assistance
  • Utility Bill Assistance
  • Beacon of Hope Cafe
  • Address - 3013 E 9th St. KCMO
  • Phone - (816) 483-8484

The Salvation Army Blue Valley Corps

  • Food Pantry
  • Rent Assistance
  • Utility Bill Assistance
  • Address - 6618 E Truman Rd. KCMO
  • Phone - (816) 241-6485

The Salvation Army

  • Food Pantry
  • Rent Assistance
  • Utility Bill Assistance
  • Address - 14700 E Truman Rd. Independence, MO
  • Phone - (816) 252-3200

For a downloadable list of food resources click here

Jackson County Agency Funding:

Specific Outside Agency funding for Food Programs within KCMO School District include:

After the Harvest – Healthy Food for Hungry People, $20,000

Bishop Sullivan – Food Pantry and Household Assistance, $30,000

Foster Adopt Connect – Food Pantry, $20,000

Harvesters – Jackson County Food Distribution, $75,000

Operation Breakthrough – Food Assistance Program, $10,173

Whatsoever – Health Children & Families, $38,250

Agency info including website, addresses and amounts funded are on our website at: https://www.jacksongov.org/1183/Outside-Agency-Funded-Agencies