Before visiting Hope Network, please review our Assistance Guidelines.
Programs & Services
The food pantry obtains food from a host of local providers*. The pantry offers both perishable and non-perishable items and is a "client-choice" pantry, which means individuals and families only receive food they are willing and/or able to eat. Clients may visit the pantry once a month for up to 12 months. Proof of Raytown residency and a photo ID are required of each client upon registration. Clients must be at or below 150% of poverty level and must bring in proof of income.
* Including Harvesters, a local food bank from which we purchase food to supplement our supply.
NOTE: When Raytown Schools are closed due to inclement weather, the food pantry will also be closed.
Hope Network’s clothing pantry is the only free clothing closet available in its local community. Personal shopping assistants help clients choose from an array of children’s, youth and adult clothing. For those in need, professional work attire is offered. Household items, furniture and other items are also occasionally made available through the generous contributions of in-kind donors.
3rd Thursday of each month: 1:30-2:30pm
Registration begins at 1:30pm
Hope Network is a distribution site for the federal government Commodity Supplemental Food Program. Named the Hope Network Senior Commodities Program, this income-based program provides a box of nutritionally balanced groceries once a month to qualifying seniors age 60 and over. Recipients must provide proof of their income and meet pre-determined income guidelines at the time of registration. For more information, contact Michele at 816-778-1105 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The vehicle repair program focuses on individuals and families challenged by access to transportation. Our program provides, to those who pass our application process, donated cars to families in need and provides assistance to people challenged by problems with vehicles in need of repair. We are partnered with volunteers who assess repair needs, companies that assist with repairs and companies that donate auto parts. For more information on this program and how to apply for assistance, please call Dale Berry at 816-353-1994.
Hope Network partners with River of Refuge to provide an opportunity for individuals to go from homelessness to self-sufficiency. The program provides training and motivation to help clients break the cycle of poverty and welfare dependency. Hope Network has an active role in helping residents at its sponsored apartment. For more information, visit www.RiverofRefuge.com.
Supplied for Success is a comprehensive program that strives to meet the needs of the elementary age children of Raytown. In partnership with the elementary school counselors, children are identified that need school supplies, food, clothing, shoes, beds, etc.
The Hope Network Gifts of Hope program provides Christmas gifts for children who otherwise have nothing to open on Christmas morning. Along with providing these gifts, Hope Network hosts a Christmas party for the children and their families where they are entertained, presented the Christmas story, fed a meal and receive one unwrapped toy from Toys For Tots.
This program is heavily supported by Toys for Tots, individual and corporate sponsors, and the volunteers who donate their time and energy in preparation for, during and after the event.