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).
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 fully fund our emergency food pantries in KCK, KCMO, and NKC for an entire year. Thanks to a generous matching gift challenge from Blessings Abound, every dollar you give between March 1st and March 31st will be doubled!
Teamwork makes the dream work! Here are some ways to be a food champion this pantry season:
Plan a "Dinner for a Cause" 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 15th. 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 10th and help distribute fresh produce and other items to our neighbors in need.
MLM pantries provide critical resources for over 5,600 families in the Kansas City metro area.
Take the bite out of hunger by raising awareness and funds for MLM pantries in KCMO, KCK, and the Northland
March 1 - 31, 2018
3031 Holmes Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64109
1100 Northeast Vivion Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64118
722 Reynolds Avenue
Kansas City, Kansas 66101
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