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Former Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie serves food at City Union Mission at a past event.

Kansas City Royals team up with City Union Mission to serve homeless

On Thursday, Nov. 17, Kansas City Royals employees will team up with City Union Mission to help strike out hunger in our community.  They’ll be serving hot, wholesome meals to more than 250 men, women and children at City Union Mission’s Men’s Center and Family Center.  The Royals organization is also covering the cost of the lunch.

This is the eleventh year Royals players and representatives have provided and served meals to hungry and homeless people at the Mission, and they believe it is an important way of giving back to a community that has given so much to their organization. One way to do that is partnering with organizations like City Union Mission, which shares the Gospel and meets the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of men, women and children who are poor or homeless.

“Each year, we look forward to having the Royals with us at the Mission—not only for the meal they’re providing, but also because it means so much to our guests.”  —Executive Director Dan Doty

“Each year we look forward to having the Royals with us at the Mission—not only for the meal they’re providing, but also because it means so much to our guests,” said Executive Director Dan Doty.  “When you’re feeling hopeless and struggling with homelessness or just trying to survive day-to-day, there are few pleasures in your life.  Knowing representatives from the organization will be here gives the families and individuals in our shelters and those who join us for meals in our dining rooms something to look forward to,” Doty explained.  “The Royals always take the time to chat with our guests on an individual basis, lifting their spirits and boosting their self-confidence.”

Sluggerrr and other employees will begin serving lunch at the Mission’s Family’s Center (1310 Wabash, Kansas City, Missouri) at noon.  Pitcher, Ian Kennedy, and other employees will serve at the Men’s Center (1108 E. 10th Street, Kansas City, Missouri) at 12:30 p.m.

For more information on City Union Mission’s full range of programs and services or to make a donation, visit cityunionmission.org