Food Pantry

For over thirty years Englewood has provided a Food Pantry to feed hungry people in the Northland. Over the past several years our Food Pantry ministry has grown exponentially:

  • In 2010, we served 261 families, and a total of 798 people.
  • In 2011, we served 532 families, and a total of 1,528 people.
  • In 2012, we served 722 families, and a total of 2,085 people
  • In 2013, we served 776 families, and a total of 2,156 people.

Below are the monthly totals for 2014:

  • January: 68 families, 207 individuals
  • February: 67 families, 179 individuals
  • March: 58 families, 168 individuals
  • April: 46 families, 138 individuals
  • May: 36 families, 104 individuals
  • June: 81 families, 239 individuals
  • July: 75 families, 222 individuals
  • August: 56 families, 155 individuals
  • September: 70 families, 206 individuals
  • October: 73 families, 234 individuals
  • November: 77 families, 220 individuals
  • December: 55 families, 174 individuals
  • Totals: 762 families, consisting of 2,246 individuals

If you’re searching for a way to connect with families in your neighborhood and abroad, please consider making a gift to Englewood. As careful stewards of every dollar contributed, we assure you that your donation will be put to good use.

We are an intimate community of faith, with less than 50 in attendance on an average Sunday. Yet our food pantry serves over 2,000 people annually in Clay County. We cannot do this alone.”

In 2015, we expanded our efforts to address hunger by establishing a community farm. Englewood now has several raised beds for vegetables as well as a “starter” fruit orchard. A local Eagle Scout candidate has even approached us about adding chickens to the mix!

This innovative ministry will help us supply families with fresh, homegrown produce, and we are in the process of growing our farm efforts to include cooking classes and other events, such as free outdoor movie nights, harvest festivals, and concerts like the one we hosted in the summer of 2015.

To help support our food pantry, community farm, Englewood in general, or a specific ministry, please consider making a secure donation through the PayPal link below, using the drop-down menu.

We could not serve so many without the help of valued partners in our community and we THANK YOU for your donations!

Donation Options

We are grateful to all of the individuals and organizations who contribute to this vital ministry throughout the year. Church members donate food items and money to support the pantry and we also have received donations from Golden Oaks SchoolMeadowbrook Elementary SchoolWinnetonka High SchoolCreative Arts Academy, and Synergy Services.

Our food pantry continues to be very busy and donations are always welcome. We partner with Harvesters to purchase discounted food. We also volunteer at Harvesters sorting food in their warehouse once a quarter. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the church office.

Families receiving food through our pantry must have a referral from a local agency such as United Services, a counselor in a North Kansas City School, or Tri-County Mental Health. United Services’ offices are located in our Administration Building and can be reached at 816-459-9615.

Our Food Pantry hours are 9:00-11:00 a.m., and 1:00-3:30 p.m., on Mondays and Wednesdays. A family may receive food once every three months. A new referral is needed for each visit.

We also seek ways to address the root causes of hunger in our community, our country and around the world. We are a Bread for the World covenant church, which allows us to join other churches in advocating for policies that will reduce poverty in America and around the world.