Mission Community Food Pantry

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Who we are…

The Mission Community Food Pantry opened its doors in late October 2020 with the purpose of serving those in our local communities who face hunger and food insecurity. With the support of Trinity and the Mission community, we strive to make a difference in the lives of those who need our help. We serve with smiling hearts and welcoming arms.
We want to thank you for your generosity in supporting the pantry through your prayers, donations of food items, hygiene items, paper goods, and monetary donations. Every donation is truly appreciated. We also thank those who give their time as volunteers. We became a Harvesters partner in 2020 and are blessed with the support of this partnership. Like everyone else, we have dealt with supply chain issues and other challenges throughout 2022 but have seen God at work through all of this, providing just what we need to serve others.

Families Served in 2021

Families Served in 2022


Increase from 2021 to 2022

Plastic Bags Needed for Pantry

The Mission Community Food Pantry is in need of plastic grocery bags. You may leave your donations at both the Mission and Shawnee campuses. We are asking ONLY for plastic grocery bags this time. They work best for our distribution.

Mission Community Food Pantry December Schedule

Due to the holiday season, the December Mission Community Food Pantry distribution will be modified to the second and THIRD Thursdays in December. The dates are Thursday, December 8, and Thursday, December 15, from 4:00-6:00pm.

Mission Community Food Pantry Needs Volunteers and Bags

The Mission Community Food Pantry needs your plastic grocery bags for pantry distribution. We are also looking for volunteers to help prepare the bags for distribution on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.

Next Food Pantry Is January 13

The next food pantry distribution is January 13. Any family in need is welcome to come.

Thank You to Seniors for Pantry Donations

This year the freewill offering went to help the food pantry here at Trinity. Once again Trinity was very generous, and their caring heart was evident.

Mission Community Food Pantry Open House

Save the Date! Thank you to our amazing community: the donors, the volunteers, and the families and individuals we have an opportunity to see every second and fourth Thursdays. Come and celebrate our first anniversary with us!

Pantry Wish List

The pantry is in need of certain items to help fill up the shelves for the bi-monthly giveaways. Can you help?

Volunteers and Food Needed – Mission Community Food Pantry

The pantry is looking for volunteers in several areas. Would you like to help?

Mission Community Food Pantry Featured in Local News

The Mission Community Food Pantry was featured in the KSHB Fill the Fridge campaign! See how Trinity is helping to feed thousands of people who battle food insecurity.

Pantry Is Featured!

The Mission Community Food Pantry is a featured in a Harvesters agency spotlight!

Volunteer Opportunities


Unload Harvester’s Delivery and Stock Pantry

1st Thursday morning of each month

9am until finished

Help unload pallets from Harvesters’ delivery truck and stock pantry. Must be able to lift 25lbs or more.


Pantry Packing Volunteers

2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month

5pm until finished
(approximately 1 ½ – 2 hours)

Prepare canned goods and dry goods bags, special event items, and other items for distribution the following day.


Pantry Distribution

2nd and 4th Thursday of each month

3:30 – 6pm

Help distribute food and other items to pantry attendees, hand out special event items, serve as restock runners, and various other duties

Distribution FAQs

Which days do you distribute?

Distribution occurs on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. This is subject to change during holiday seasons but will be published on the calendar of this page.

What are the distribution times?

Each distribution is 4-6pm.

What are the qualifications to receive food?

There are no qualifications to receive food. We trust that those who come are really in need. Just come on distribution day.

Is ID required?

No ID is required. We will ask for your last name and the number of people in your household for statistical purposes.

How does the distribution work?

Distribution is done using a drive-through method. You will be directed into a carline. Items are placed in your car by our volunteers.

Are there any limits to items received?

In order to serve the most number of families, we limit the distribution to two families per car.

Food Donations

Food and Hygiene Donations

All food donations must be in packages with nutrition labels on them. Smaller donations can be left at both our Mission and Shawnee campuses. Please place them in the blue barrels located inside the main entrances. At the Mission campus, donations may be left 24/7.

For large donations, please schedule a delivery time. Contact Rhonda Synovec at 913-563-5203 or email rhonda@tlcms.org.

The pantry accepts the following items:

Canned Goods

Dry Goods

Packaged Bread

 Packaged Meat

Packaged Dairy


Seasoning Packets


Fresh Fruits

Fresh Veggies

Hygiene Items

Cleaning Items

Nutritional Supplements/Drinks

Helpful Resources


This link will connect you to other food assistance resources, pantry locations, and SNAP application.


Government website for SNAP benefits information and enrollment.

SNAP Kansas

Kansas website for SNAP benefits information and enrollment.

SNAP Missouri

Missouri website for SNAP benefits information and enrollment.

Metro Lutheran Ministry

Ministry connects those in need with food, housing (rent & utilities), healthcare, education, employment services, and other resources.

Catholic Charities

Ministry connects those in need with food, housing, and clothing.

Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet

Provides assistance for prescriptions (no controlled substances), hearing, eye care, dental, and more.

In cooperation with:

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