Rescue Mission Food Supply Dwindles

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Rescue Mission, located at 1520 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Mo., has been forced to put a freeze on food purchases and rely solely on donated foods to feed the 250-plus meals served daily in their kitchen. To the men who come to the Mission seeking relief, this means going away less than filled.

“At this point, we just aren’t able to provide the nutritious and filling meals KCRM is known for,” remarks Tara Richardson, food service manager. “I’ve had to reduce the portion sizes and get really creative about what we serve each day. Whatever people donate, that’s what I have to work with.”

The annual food budget has been depleted partly due to the rising costs of meat and other essentials and a shortage of discounted and donated foods from suppliers. And while warmer weather typically means a reduction in numbers served, that has not been the case at KCRM this spring. Demand continues to increase as supplies decrease.

To learn more about KCRM’s food service needs or for interviews or photos, please contact Development Officer Julie Larocco at (816) 421-7643, ext. 41 or

Kansas City Rescue Mission is a Christ-centered community offering freedom and hope to the poor and homeless, empowering them to reach their full potential.

In 2010, KCRM was certified “excellent” by the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions, one of only 17 missions out of 275 nationwide to receive this distinction.

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