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Food banks, soup kitchens and free pantries in Clay County Missouri.

Clay County food pantries are located in the city and across the county. The charities and volunteers that run the centers offer a wide variety of goods to qualified, low income families ranging from groceries to fruits, vegetables, and baby formula. Based on donation levels, there may also be special holiday meals (including at Thanksgiving or Christmas) served to families that can't afford to celebrate on their own. Find free food pantries and soup kitchens near you below, or a free referral phone number is at the bottom of the page.

In Clay County Missouri there are a number of food banks and pantries located at churches. In these cases, the assistance is usually only for people that live in the territory supported by the parish, but individuals of any religion can stop by. Also there are several locations that will offer assistance to families living in poverty in applying for SNAP food stamps or WIC vouchers as well.

Meet The Need Assistance Center
Location is 1302 N. Jesse James Road
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
Main phone number - (816) 630-5221
Vouchers for gasoline or bus tickets for work, a free food pantry, databases on low income housing, and other hunger prevention programs are offered.

Holt Ministerial Alliance
Address of charity is 225 Main St.
Holt, Missouri 64048
(816) 615-9671
Applications to the USDA Commodity Supplemental Food Program, hygiene items, blankets for the homeless, small holiday toys and furniture may also be provided by the food bank.

Northland Pet Pantry
Address is 104 NE 72nd Street, Suite G
Kansas City, Missouri 64118
Very low income families may be able to receive low cost food for their cat or dog as well as other supplies. There may be per food for cats or dogs, hard kibble, canned food and more. Or learn about free pet food deliveries for the elderly.




Good Shepherd UMC
9555 North Oak Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64155
Phone - (816) 734-2216
An emergency food pantry is on site. Free canned goods, perishable food, holiday meals, and personal hygiene items may be passed out by the charity.

Grace Episcopal Church
Main address is 520 S. 291 Hwy
Liberty, Missouri 64068
Dial (816) 781-6262 for intake.

Winnwood Baptist Church
4513 N. Jackson Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64117
Call (816) 453-4500
There is both a Clothing Closet at this Clay County charity as well as food bank.

Englewood Baptist Church
1900 N.E. Englewood Road
Kansas City, MO 64118
(816) 453-0975
Grooming supplies such as soap and shampoo is available. Clay County families can also get free boxes of food to last for a few days to feed a family.





First Baptist Church - Smithville, Missouri
Main address: 300 S. Bridge
Smithville, Missouri 64089
Main phone - (816) 532-0164

Saint Gabriel Archangel Catholic Church
4737 N. Cleveland
Kansas City, Missouri 64117
(816) 453-1183
A food bank is on site. Volunteers may also deliver frozen food or hot meals to the elderly and disabled in the service territory.

Metro Lutheran Ministry
1104 NE Vivion Road
Kansas City, MO 64118
(816) 454-5295
Northland Emergency Assistance provides may programs. There is of course food. But the non-profit may also have financial aid, shelter, and applications to SNAP food stamps. Other goods may be diapers for single moms or Christmas meals and small toys for children.

Vineyard Church
12300 NW Arrowhead Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64165
Phone - (816) 734-8100

Avondale United Methodist Church
3101 NE Winn Road
Kansas City, MO 64117
Dial (816) 452-3518
Clients of the food bank include the unemployed, working poor, and senior citizens from Clay County.

Barry Christian Church
Main address: 1500 N.W. Barry Rd.
Kansas City, Missouri 64155
Telephone: (816) 436-0462
Fruits, vegetables, canned soup, meat, and dairy items are available at the food pantry.

Englewood Baptist Church
1900 N.E. Englewood Road
Kansas City, MO 64118
(816) 453-0975
Emergency boxes of groceries are available, in limited quantities, for free from the food pantry.





Northland Abundant Life Worship Center
Main address: 7700 N. Church Road
Kansas City, MO 64158
(816) 781-7559
New mothers and parents can seek baby formula, diapers, counseling, and more.

Saint Charles Church
Address is 900 NE Shady Lane Drive
Kansas City, MO 64118
(816) 468-5153

United Services - Northland
1900 NE Englewood Road
Kansas City, MO 64118
Phone number - (816) 459-9615
The Economic Self Sufficiency Program from the non-profits can help families apply for USDA Commodities, Commodity Supplemental Food Program, Summer Meals, and more.

Northland Assistance Center
2018 Gentry Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64116
Dial (816) 421-2243

Good Samaritan Center - Excelsior Springs, MO
108 S Thompson
Excelsior Springs, Missouri 64024
(816) 630-2718
Free food is available along with a thrift store. Other items may be Christmas toys, back to school supplies, grants for paying rent or heating bills, and applications to SNAP food stamps. Seniors in Clay County can request specialist dietary food or Meals on Wheels from volunteers as well.

Meals on Wheels of Clay County
This service will deliver low cost frozen meals to the homebound, such as seniors or disabled. Excelsior Springs dial 816-630-5955, in Kearney call 816-903-6533, or in Liberty dial 816-439-4398

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
Main address is 9555 North Oak Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64155
Phone number is (816) 734-2216

In As Much Ministry
Address is 2050 Plumbers Way, #190
Liberty, Missouri 64068
(816) 781-6357

Salvation Army - Northland
5306 N Oak Trafficway
Kansas City, Missouri 64118
Dial (816) 452-5663
The non-profit has a food pantry, soup kitchen, and thrift store. Case management is also available in Clay County as well as funds for critical bills. Furniture, baby supplies, rent deposit assistance, and a senior center are on site too.





Refuge Food Pantry
Address: 1315 Nashua Road
Liberty, MO 64068
For hours, call (816) 781-9689

Kearney Food Pantry
108 W. Washington St.
Kearney, Mo 64060
We provide free food and household goods on Tuesday's 2:00 to 4:00 and Thursday's 3:00 to 6:00.

900 NE Vivion Rd
Kansas City, Missouri 64118
For hours of the food pantry, dial (816) 729-2095

Additional free food and meal programs in Clay County Missouri

For referrals to more food banks near you or government benefits in the region, call 816-231-3173. There may be surplus commodities as well as soup kitchens. Or get help from Meals on Wheels, USDA SNAP food stamps, free school lunches for kids and more. Or clients can learn about a free food pantry that may be more convenient to where they live.

By Jon McNamara

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