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 been growing exponentially:

  • In 2005, we served 60 families.
  • In 2009, we served 130 families.
  • 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

Below are the monthly totals for 2012:

  • January: 70 families, 182 individuals
  • February: 36 families, 106 individuals
  • March: 34 families, 93 individuals
  • April: 40 families, 138 individuals
  • May: 53 families, 164 individuals
  • June: 54 families, 140 individuals
  • July: 61 families, 173 individuals
  • August: 70 families, 235 individuals
  • September: 64 families, 200 individuals
  • October: 105 families, 274 individuals
  • November: 81 families, 223 individuals
  • December: 54 families, 157 individuals
  • Totals: 722 families, consisting of 2,085 individuals

We are a small congregation, with an average of around 55 people in worship services on Sunday mornings. Yet the generosity and lovingkindness of our church members reaches so many people in need. 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 participate contact the church office.

Families receiving food 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 9:30am to noon and 1:30pm to 3:30pm Monday through Thursday. 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.