Resources for Food Insecurity

Food insecurity for some in our community is real. 

New Information:

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, a member of Divine Mercy Parish, located at 555 West Main Street in Gardner Kansas will be partnering with Harvesters to distribute food from their Mobile Food Pantry on the fourth Wednesday of each month.  The next distribution will be on June 24, 2020 and will begin approximately at 1 pm.  Please share the attached flyer with the members of your organization.  

Distribution of food is open to anyone in need of food.  This is the only eligibility guideline.  This distribution will be servicing the Gardner-Edgerton community, however all are welcome.

See FLYER for more information.


Divine Mercy Catholic Parish in Gardner will be hosting a food Distribution on May 27 for our community. This distribution is for anyone who needs food and it is mostly fresh produce. This will be hosted monthly. ___________

As a reminder, USD 231 Nutrition Services is providing meals for children ages 1-18 on Mondays only (beginning 5/4) at these times/locations:

  • Edgerton Elementary, 425 W Nelson, Edgerton, 10:00am - 11:00am, front / Nelson Street loop

  • Wheatridge Middle School, 319 E Washington, Gardner, 11:30am - 1:30pm OR 4:30pm - 6:00pm (for working parents), east car loop 

  • Trail Ridge Middle School, 495 E Grand, Gardner, 11:30am - 1:30pm, bus loop of shared lot between Grand Star and TRMS

If your family is need of food beyond these opportunities, please find a list of local food resources below:

GARDNER MULTI-SERVICE CENTER – 510 W. Main - Gardner, KS - (913) 856-7405

Food Distribution Times: By Appointment Only 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.(For Gardner and Edgerton Only)

CATHOLIC CHARITIES – 333 E. Poplar - Olathe, KS - (913) 782-4077

Food Distribution Times: Monday – Friday – 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (For families South of 119th St)

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH – 200 E. Loula - Olathe, KS - (913) 764-3555

Food Distribution Times: Tuesday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF OLATHE - 621 S. Lee Ave - Olathe, KS - (913) 782-0140

Food Distribution Times: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. only

INDIAN CREEK COMMUNITY CHURCH FOOD PANTRY - 12480 Black Bob - Olathe, KS (913) 829-0712

Food Distribution Times: Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

SALVATION ARMY – 420 E. Santa Fe – Olathe, KS (913) 782-3640

Food Distribution Times: PLEASE CALL FOR HOURS

VIA de ESPERANZA- 619 A. West Dennis Ave. – Olathe, KS (913) 780-9898

Food Distribution Times: NO WALK-INS. Must call and make an appointment Friday mornings.