Outreach Outside the Parish

Service Outreach Mission Statement

Understanding justice and charity go hand in hand, we strive to empower our Holy Family community by providing education and opportunities to reach out and serve those in need. To learn more about Holy Family’s Service Outreach projects, click on the links below or email the committee at [email protected]. New members are welcome to attend. Meetings are the third Tuesday of each month.

Current Service Outreach members: Baiju John, Jaymie Deyo, Donna Brownell, Dee Baker, Rob Harris, Henry and Phyllis Font, Roger Prokes, Sarah Topolski and Patty Rose

Bishop Sullivan Center (Formerly St. James Place)

Holy Family collects non-perishable food items for the Bishop Sullivan Center the last weekend of the month. Donations of peanut butter, cereal, canned chicken or tuna, beans, rice, macaroni and cheese, chili, canned stews, canned soups, canned lunch meats, full meals in a can or box and “pop-top” canned items are most needed. You may also donate other non-perishable food and toiletry items. The donation drop-off will be in the designated closet at the back of the Family Room.

Bishop Sullivan Center One City Cafe

We have been serving the meal on the first Tuesday of the month at Bishop Sullivan Center for many years! Due to the improvements and renovations to One City Cafe, and how they are serving the meal, we now need 20 people to help serve. This is just an incredible ministry for you to try!


Bishop Sullivan Center Truman Road Location

The Bishop Sullivan Center food pantry located at 6435 Truman Rd is in need of volunteers to help bag groceries, one day each week for 3 or 4 hours. Morning hours would be 9:00 - 12:00 noon and afternoon hours would be 12:00 noon - 4:00. Please email [email protected] for more information.

Sign up to serve here.
Email [email protected] for more information.

Love INC of Clay County

Holy Family is a church partner to Love INC (In the Name of Christ). Calls for financial assistance are now referred to the organization, which encourages churches to supply hands-on help on a continuous basis. Holy Family needs volunteers to assist at Love INC’s facilities in Liberty. If interested please contact Missy Bull of Love INC at 816-781-3200.
The donation drop-off will be in the designated closet at the back of the Family Room.
The infant care needs are:

  • baby wash, baby shampoo, diaper cream, baby lotion, baby wipes, diapers of all sizes–especially 5 and 6, pull-ups.

Find more information on Love INC’s website.  

St. Benedict’s Pantry

Holy Family collects personal care items for St. Benedict’s Pantry, associated with the Benedictine Sisters Mission Thrift Store in Claycomo. The most needed items are shampoo/conditioner, bar soap, toothpaste, toilet paper, feminine care items, disposable razors, deodorant, toothbrushes, laundry detergent and facial tissue.
The donation drop-off will be in the designated closet at the back of the Family Room.

Ronald McDonald’s Longfellow House

Holy Family prepares and serves dinner at the Longfellow House at 2502 Cherry, Kansas City, Mo. 64108. Holy Family will gratefully accept your food donations during the third weekend of the month. You may bring items (listed below) to the church and place them in the downstairs kitchen by 3 p.m. on that Sunday. Holy Family will also need at least 5 (and up to 7) individuals to prepare and serve the meal at the Longfellow House (except in August); families are encouraged to serve together. If you wish to carpool, you will need to be at church by 4:30 p.m. The volunteers will prepare food for about 40 people, beginning at 5 p.m.

The menu items needed are: frozen meatballs, plain spaghetti sauce, spaghetti noodles, pre-made garlic bread, pre-made salad, cookies/brownies, canned soda and bottled water.

Any questions may be directed to Jaymie Deyo at 816-734-9143. Also feel free to visit the Ronald McDonald website.

Click here to volunteer or sign up to bring a food item.

Read more about the Ronald McDonald Longfellow House from an article in Holy Family Matters. 


Other Service Outreach Projects

Look in the bulletin, on the website or our social media for when these drives will occur.