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MLM distributes over 700 sack lunches a MONTH between our 3 locations in Midtown, Wyandotte and the Northland. That is over 10,000 a year!

A sack lunch packing party can be done pretty much anywhere, any number can participate, and any amount of sack lunches will be accepted. We can walk you through the process, and/or come to you and help facilitate. This is a great thing to do with any age group, and can involve participation from small groups to a crowd.

How does a sack lunch packing party work?

Volunteers hold a collection for the items needed, assemble the lunch sacks with the items collected (with the option of drawing on the lunch sack or including a note/card of encouragement) and then deliver them to MLM. If you can’t deliver them, we are happy to arrange for pick up!

Who receives a sack lunch?

  • Learning to Earning (job assistance centers at MLM) – those looking for employment
  • 2nd Saturday Mobile Food Pantry - MLM partners with Harvesters to provide fresh produce to our neighbors. Each person also receives a sack lunch.
  • Walk-Ins – Those who are in need of food or emergency assistance, as well as low wage workers in the area who are in need of lunch!

Also needed:

Boxes of granola bars, cereal bars, breakfast bars, etc., unopened and in the original packaging. MLM has many opportunities to share these snacks with our neighbors, including families attending Truman Medical Center's "Futures" program.

Find the GUIDELINES for a Sack Lunch Packing Party.

View a sample SHOPPING AND PRICING LIST for a Sack Lunch Packing Party.


Please contact Amy Viets, Volunteer Development Coordinator, 816.285.3154. 

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Great opportunity for church, school or business groups to work together to feed the hungry

For more information, call 816.285.3154 or email Amy Viets.