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Lathrop Community Outreach Committee, began as an outreach of the First Christian Church 
and has grown into a program supported by the Lathrop churches, businesses, and individuals.


The Lathrop Community Outreach is able to provide assistance to individuals and families,
through financial contributions and volunteers.   If you or someone you know needs
assistance with:  food,  necessities,  utility problems, finding emergency housing, or
needing guidance through other individual/family concerns, please reach out to us by contacting
Rayann Herndon @ 816-582-9675

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The Food Pantry:  is open each Monday from 9 to 11 am, serving anyone in the Lathrop School District. We are located at the Goppert Center, 406 Elm. West entrance.


If you want to volunteer, please contact Rayann Herndon, her phone number is at the bottom of this page.

Wanting to know what items are needed each month.    We will have an updated list available each month.
You may contact Rayann or come back to this page and see what we have updated.
Items may be brought to the First Christian Church during our office hours and church programs.


   Items currently needed: 
           soap       tissues       shampoo      laundry detergent    
hot dogs       cream of mushroom soup         cream of chicken soup.


  Food Truck:  comes on the third Wednesday of each month, from 10am to 12pm
(often out of food by 11am).     
It is open to anyone, regardless of residence.
You should line up at the Goppert Community Center,
located on Elm Street.
 The  vehicle line will travel to the First Christian Church parking lot where helpful
volunteers will load your car with all kinds of goodies!

Backpack Buddies:  provides food for students Kindergarten to 12th graders, that might
not have enough to eat on a three day weekend. 
(Lathrop School District is a four day school week.)
At this time we are able to provide food for 100 students. 
The vast majority receiving backpacks are in Elementary school.

If you know of any child, that would benefit from this program,
please contact a Lathrop School counselor by calling 816-710-6114.


Wanting to know what items are needed please read the list below.   
You may donate items to a school office or bring them to the  Lathrop First Christian Church

Items Needed Frequently are : 

   Breakfast bars.

Small boxes of cereal.

Small bags of chips (any kind).

                   Slim Jims                  

                      Individual bowls of microwavable Mac & Cheese.                   
Individual bowls of microwavable spaghetti-o's or ravioli.
Individual cups of fruit or pudding.
Individual packages of cooks or fruit snacks.



Monetary gifts are appreciated. 
You may bring a donation to The Lathrop First Christian Church.
Please make sure your envelope is labeled: Lathrop Community Outreach.
Checks should be made out to : Lathrop Community Outreach.

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