Visitation parishioners are committed to feeding our hungry brothers and sisters. Check out the many ways you can become involved in helping feed the poor of our community.
Baskets are located in the Narthex to collect non-perishable food items for area food pantries. Our food collections are allocated as follows:
1st Sunday of the month - St. Francis Xavier Parish
2nd Sunday of the month - St. James Place
3rd Sunday of the month - Guardian Angels
4th Sunday of the month - Redemptorist Social Services Center
Delivery of our food collections to the various food pantries is coordinated by Sarah Davis.
Holy Family Catholic Worker House serves a hot meal to those in need in their dining room on East 31st Street. Visitation volunteers are needed to help cook and serve the meal on the first Wednesday of each month from 4:00-7:30 pm. Coordinator: Cathy Zitnik.
The Cathedral serves a continental breakfast to those in need in downtown Kansas City, Tuesday through Friday in Donnelly Hall at 12th and Broadway. Visitation parishioners volunteer on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 6:30-9:00 am. Volunteers serve and clean up. Coordinator: JoAnn Frechin.
The Community Kitchen at St. James Place serves meals daily to those in need in the neighborhood around 39th and Troost. Visitation parishioners serve and bus the meal for guests at the soup kitchen on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month from 4:00-7:00 pm. Coordinator: Bill Staggs
According to statistics from Harvesters - Kansas City's food bank, nearly 66,000 of our neighbors do not have access to the food they need each week.
To volunteer for any of these opportunities to feed the hungry, contact the ministry coordinator or Jude Huntz at 753-5155 x308 or firstname.lastname@example.org.