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COVID-19: In Need of Help?

I am in need of assistance  

Missourians in need can find essential services, such as nearly 240 food pantries, food banks, school meal programs for students, diaper banks, and more through the online Missouri Services Navigator system. The Services Navigator offers instant access to programs and services available in Missouri. There are currently over 2,000 services listed, with new services added daily. Searches can be keyword, location, and/or service. Every program and service contains a map of the location as well as contact information.

Local Resources

The Community Services League (CSL) created this website to provide regional information to citizens in Eastern Jackson County and the surrounding area. The CSL COVID-19 Help Center has information on food, finances, well being and more. You can find it at

You may also seek assistance via the United Way

The following message is from our friends at the United Way of Greater Kansas City

To our local leaders in the civic and business community:

During this urgent and unprecedented public health crisis, we want to remind you of the referral services available to your constituents through 211, a one-stop resource for community relief – food, financial help, utility assistance, tax services and more.

Through 211, callers are connected to more than 8,000 programs run by non-profit organizations and government agencies throughout the 23-county United Way 211 service area. Please share this 24/7/365 resource through your website and other channels.

For assistance, visit or dial 211.

Sincerely, United Way of Greater Kansas City


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Mobile Pantry Map

This map reflects pantries where hours and availability have been verified. If you are the contact of a food pantry that needs to be added, or have its information updated, please call 816-912-4484.

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