Food is a central focus of MLM’s ministry because we believe “hunger is not an issue of charity. It is an issue of justice” (Jacquel Diouf, United Nations Food and Agricultural Director-General).
MLM's food pantries provide critical resources for over 5,600 families in the Kansas City metro area each year.
People who cannot afford to buy food are faced with impossible trade-offs every day. In order to feed their families, many Kansas Citians must sacrifice other basic needs. Of the MLM pantry guests polled, 72% routinely choose between paying their utility bills or going to the grocery store. Many parents skip meals so that their children can eat.
This March, in the middle of basketball season, we’re looking for an “assist.” Our goal is to raise $140,000 to help fund our emergency food programs in KCK, KCMO, and NKC for an entire year! Thanks to a generous matching gift challenge from Blessings Abound and the Frederick and Louise Hartwig Family Foundation, every dollar you give between March 1st and March 31st will be doubled!
On Friday, March 22nd, join friends to watch basketball, enjoy Joe's KC BBQ, and sample Boulevard beers while supporting MLM ministries. Click here to RSVP.
Plan a dinner party with your friends! Cook a delicious meal and ask your guests to donate what they would have spent on a night out. Click here for a sample invitation.
Ask your kids to design a Munch Madness jersey for our online gallery. Selected pieces will be displayed at 3B on March 22nd. Email your designs to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to MLM (3031 Holmes, KCMO 64109).
Play a game of "Pick Up." Ask your friends and family to collect items on the Munch Madness Scavenger Hunt like shampoo, toothpaste, and dish washing soap. The team with the most points wins a special Munch Madness gift basket.
Volunteer at MLM's Mobile Food Pantry on Saturday, March 9th and help distribute fresh produce and other items to our neighbors in need.
For just $5 you can help buy food for the hungry AND feed your appetite for college basketball. Brackets are now closed. Good luck to all entrants!
Here are some other ways to be a champion this pantry season:
Take the bite out of hunger by raising awareness and funds for MLM pantries in KCMO, KCK, and the Northland
March 1 - 31, 2018
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