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How much do you know about the hunger relief programs of Episcopal Community Services and the Episcopal Hunger Relief Network.  We may do more than you know!  Please read about what we have accomplished in the last year and consider the ways you can help.
Read our 2011 Annual Program Report here.

"When did we see you hungry, Lord?"

Hunger is not just a Third World problem. Hunger does not discriminate. Young and elderly, black and white, male and female… the many faces of hunger are different, but the pain and the need are the same. For thousands in our community, hunger is one of life’s daily realities.

ECS has provided more than 1 million meals to hungry and homeless people in the Kansas City area.

Through Episcopal Community Services, a cooperative network of anti-hunger ministries offered by many parishes within the Episcopal Diocese of West Missouri and the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas, the Episcopal Church serves more than 750,000 meals each year to the homeless and working poor in our community. Here are some of the programs that are thriving with volunteer help and financial support from people like you.

Kansas City Community Kitchen

  • 500 hot lunches every weekday

Episcopal Hunger Relief Network

  • Meals on Wheels
  • Breakfast at St. Paul's
  • Food Pantries on both sides of the state line
  • Weekend BackSnack program for school-age children
  • Food Rescue Program

Culinary Cornerstones

  • Groundbreaking chef training program that lifts students from poverty to productivity
  • Upscale catering for every occasion

With your support, our programs will serve nearly 1 million meals this year--hot, daily lunches, Saturday breakfasts, community suppers, weekend snacks for school-age children, and armloads of groceries for the people we serve through the Kansas City Community Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, BackSnack and the pantries and feeding programs of the Episcopal Hunger Relief Network. Click here to donate today.


Our supporters include:

Diocese of Kansas Diocese of West Missouri The Episcopal Church Welcomes You Episcopal Community Services
 Greater Kansas City Foundation The United Way Helps Jubilee MinistryHarvesters Whole Foods