Where to Get Help
Visit the United Way of Greater Kansas City’s COVID-19 Resources Page for support with food, child care, job loss, home learning and more. These resources are updated daily.
If you need help finding access to food, Harvesters – The Community Food Network, can help you locate mobile distribution or food pantries in your area. To see if you qualify for SNAP (food stamps) benefits, call the SNAP Outreach Helpline at 877-653-9522 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Give Help by Donating
United Way 211 has teamed up with regional emergency service providers and community organizations to establish a donations hotline to accept personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies, baby items, and sanitary supplies in response to COVID-19. Download the flier for a complete list of items needed.
Any individual, organization, or corporation interested in donating items can dial 211 on any phone, then press 2 for donations information on needed items, drop off locations, and hours of operation.
The hotline is open from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday.
Give Help by Volunteering
The United Way of Greater Kansas City has created a crisis volunteer guide.
Kansas City Regional Community Organizations Active in Disaster and the United Way of Greater Kansas City have partnered together to create a virtual volunteer registration center.
- If you are an agency who wants to post volunteer requests in the United Way GKC COVID-19 Crisis Guide, contact Brandon Calloway, Volunteer Manager, United Way – (816) 559-4769 or email@example.com.
- If you are an individual looking for volunteer opportunities, you can sign up on the UWGKC website.
Medical Reserve Corps of Greater Kansas City
Medical Reserve Corps of Greater Kansas City is a network of medical and public health volunteers, along with non-medical community members, who volunteer their skills, expertise and time to support public health.