The coronavirus pandemic is especially tough on Kansas City’s homeless, and Hope Faith Ministries is stepping up to meet essential needs. The ministry seeks donations to assist its ongoing work.
“Hope Faith is Kansas City’s only collaborative day center with on-site partners that provide a wide array of services,” according to its website. “Hope Faith continually strives to work with area agencies and community partners to provide a wide array of services and programs to meet the changing needs of our guests and community.”
Hope Faith provides essential services from Monday through Saturday for the homeless and others. Hot meals, clothing, telephone and mail access, housing and employment referrals, case management, a computer lab, private showers, medical, vision and dental are some of the many services available
It has made several adjustments to keep workers and the community safe. Just as before, multi-touched surfaces are being sanitized hourly, and masks, soap and sanitizer are available to staff, volunteers, and guests. Anyone entering Hope Faith’s building or outside area will have their temperature taken and will be questioned about their recent health.
The ministry especially needs these items:
- Food: Fruit cups, pudding, flour tortillas, sliced bread, biscuits, deli meat, sliced cheeses, buns, applesauce, fruit snacks, granola bars, breakfast bars, honey buns, wrapped muffins, smoothies, yogurt, English muffins, individually packaged cereals, peanut butter, jelly, individually packaged chips, cheese sticks, bottled water, juice boxes and individual milk cartons
- Sanitation:: Spoons/sporks, Nitrile gloves (especially L-XL), disposable gloves, N95 disposable face, masks, disinfectant spray, commercial building/kitchen disinfectant, hand sanitizer (all sizes), sanitizing wipes, bleach, paper towels, trash bags, disposable rags, tissue paper, facial tissue, vitamins, vitamin C, sandwich bags, disposable plates, disposable cups, disposable napkins, brown paper sacks, and plastic sacks.
More information about how to donate is available at faithhopeministries.org.
–Dwight Widaman | Metro Voice