2016 Chip In Recipients
Feed Northland Kids
Feed Northland Kids believes hungry children aren’t just statistics or sad stories on TV commercials. The problem is real with 1 in 5 children impacted in Kansas City. Feed Northland Kids serves school-age children living in Clay and Platte counties. In partnership with Harvesters - The Community Food Network, they work hard to provide children with backpacks full of food to keep them going and growing through what otherwise might be very hungry weekends.
Northland Assistance Center
Northland Assistance Center (NAC) is a faith and community based collaborative that provides emergency assistance services to Northland families living in Clay or Platte County. NAC provides limited financial aid for utility bills, rent/mortgage, prescription drugs, transportation or gasoline, health services, temporary lodging and food assistance. All clients must have proper identification, proof of income, and proof of residency. Eligible clients may receive direct assistance once every six months and food assistance once every 30 days. All financial aid is paid directly to the collector or by voucher. In a typical year, NAC has assisted over 2,300 households with services totaling $234,419.23.
HOPE.wrx offers programs to fill the unmet social, economic, spiritual and physical needs of people in the Northland. They strive to alleviate some of the hardship of poverty for children, adults and seniors in Clay and Platte Counties with a food pantry and a children’s program. The food pantry distributes basic food and hygiene products to Northland residents. The children’s program provides family food packs with 12-15 pounds of food for families on weekends. Winter coats, basic clothing and school supplies also are available to children.