About St. Mary's Food Kitchen
St Mary’s Food Kitchen has served over 4.5 million meals since its inception in 1982. It started in the basement of St Mary’s Catholic Church at 5th and Ann in Kansas City, Kansas. In 1997 it moved 6 blocks to the Willamina Gill Multi-Service Center at 645 Nebraska, to better serve its clients after St Mary’s Church was closed. It is one of several food kitchens in the metropolitan area and is also one of the largest, serving a lunch to approximately 350 people every day of the year. Approximately 10% of the guests are children, 15% are homeless and most of the remaining guests are unemployed or underemployed. For some, it is the only hot meal of the day and for others it may be the only meal of the day. St Michael is one of 51 churches and 1 synagogue that have volunteered to serve the hungry at St Mary’s Food Kitchen.
St. Mary's Food Kitchen & St. Michael the Archangel
As a parish family, St Michael has been serving a hot lunch meal every month for over 15 years. We serve on the 1st Sunday and 3rd Saturday of each month. On the 1st Sunday we bring about 20 servers and provide casseroles, dessert, bread, vegetables, fruit and juice. Our parishioners bake the casseroles and desserts. On the 3rd Saturday, where we serve alongside Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, we provide about 10 servers, the casseroles and the bread.
How to Get Involved
Serving: Sign-ups to serve at the food kitchen are done via Sign Up Genius. An email will be sent to all those who indicate an interest in helping out via our Time and Talent form before each designated weekend. If you would like to be added to the list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our parish encourages families to serve together and welcomes children over the age of 7. A parent must accompany children ages 7-12 on a one-to-one basis. A parent must also accompany children ages 13-18 but not on a one-to-one basis. Because our ministry allows children to serve, the Diocese requires that all servers over 18 be VIRTUS trained. If you are not trained and would like to serve, please contact the parish office to get signed up for the next VIRTUS training session.
Providing Food: Casserole pans, which include the recipe and drop off instructions can be picked up at the Parish Office, or you can purchase and provide your own foil pan. A Sign Up Genius will be sent out each month to those interested in helping out. If you want to be added to the list, please fill our the Time and Talent Form by clicking here. Some pans are labeled to be returned on the first Sunday service date and some are labeled to be returned on the third Saturday service date.
Contact Jill Reyes at email@example.com for more information or questions about Sunday serve dates.
If you need additional information about Saturday dates, please contact Winfred Gichovi at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on Chicken-N-Stuff to get the recipe for our casserole.
See below for the list of service dates for the current year.
Weekend Service Dates 2017