Meals:  14,680

Pantry: 240 households
School Supplies:  24
 Showers:  579
 Homeless Services:   639
 Commodities Households: 633
Volunteers & Community Service:  91
Volunteer hours:  7,591 hours 
Community Service Hours: 1257


To Fill Community Needs

Central Avenue Center of Hope

Provides Help In Several Ways  


DSC 0137 150x150  The Food Kitchen serves lunch-time meals each week day.   During the summer or winter vacations more children come with parents for lunch because they don’t have school lunches. Special meals are served on Christmas and Thanksgiving.  
 CachPstr11  Homeless outreach distributes blankets, coats, and food for days the center is closed and offers a place to rest during the day to endure the hardships of life on the streets. 
 VTB1  Individuals may take hot showers and receive personal item kits consisting of soap, shampoo, a razor, comb, and other donated toiletries.   Families depend on the food pantry for distribution of  food, school supplies, and holiday baskets.
 comodity  The Center of Hope is also a distribution point for State of Kansas Commodities.  The thrift store offers a place to purchase inexpensive clothing, furniture, household items, and toys.
CachPstr14 The thrift store also furnishes a small income to defer some of the costs of operating the Center of Hope.  Referrals are made for clients who need specialized care.

News Flash

The Annual Paper Drive

August 1 to September 25 

An annual competition to see which Community of Christ congregation can donate the most.  

Items the Center is collecting: Dinner Plates, Dessert Plates, Bowls, Napkins, 6-oz cups, Plasticware (spoons, forks, knives), Paper Towels and Toilet Paper

Daily the Center uses 100-150 cups, 75-100 plates (plus dessert plates or bowls), and napkins.  Along with paper items to use during the serving of lunch the Center also needs toilet paper and paper towels.Donations received saves the Center $5,000 to $7,000 a year.  The money saved can then be used to help those clients served by the Center of Hope.

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