Food Pantry and Clothes Closet


Coldwater Food Pantry provides food for anyone in need. The Food Pantry is open 12pm-2pm on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. It is located at 501 NE Missouri Rd., Lee's Summit, MO.
As we are gathered for food we enjoy refreshments, music, and conversation. Activities are provided for children.The food pantry has given away over 24,000 lbs of food since March!
Volunteer Opportunities Include:
  • Food Pickup
  • Food Unload
  • Food Sorting
  • Food Bagging
  • Carrying Groceries
  • Greeting and Welcoming
  • Serving Refreshments
Your donations are greatly appreciated. Because of our partnership with Harversters, as little as $5 can buy 50lbs of food. Please make checks payable to Coldwater and send them to Coldwater, 501 NE Missouri Rd., Lee's Summit, MO 64086. Food donations are also accepted, and we are currently in need of brown paper bags.

The Coldwater Clothes closet has need for volunteers on a weekly basis, in addition to the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month when the Closet is open to visitors from 12pm until 2pm.  If you volunteer on a 2nd or 4th Saturday, you will help with sorting clothes, keeping clothes racks maintained and stocked, helping customers take clothes off hangers and bagging up their items, collecting empty hangers off the racks to be re-used, hanging clothes, etc.  If you have time available during the week, the Closet always needs help sorting, washing, and hanging new donations.

A bond develops among those who sit down    to share a meal. Coldwater’s Hot Lunch Program provides an opportunity to build   friendships by sharing a meal together. What started out as coffee and donuts for friends  visiting the Food Pantry & Clothes Closet quickly evolved into a hot meal twice a month. As volunteers and Coldwater friends dine together, barriers come down and relationships form. Six to 12 volunteers help facilitate the meal program, in addition to those who visit with friends. In 2011, the Hot Lunch Program received the Harvesters Circle of Hope Award for its on-site meal program. About 150 meals are served each Friends Days.

To volunteer, email us at or call 816-786-0758.