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CARES Act Rent & Utility Assistance

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program can help renters who have been negatively effected by the COVID-19 Pandemic get caught up on past due rent and utility bills. Apply online:

ERAP - Kansas City, MO
ERAP - Clay County, MO
ERAP - Jackson County, MO
Missouri State Assistance for Housing Relief (SAFHR)
Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance Program (KERA)


Community Food Resources

Harvesters is updating their food assistance page daily with meals, food distributions and food pantry closings

Unified Government of Wyandotte County is providing food delivery for residents with unmet food needs
? Fill out Food Needs Request form at

Missouri Food Finder connects Missouri consumers with farmers, growers, and local suppliers growing and selling locally produced food in their region
? Visit

If you need assistance applying for or understanding SNAP, contact Harvesters SNAP Outreach Line
☎ 877-653-9522
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USDA Approves Missouri SNAP Online Grocery Shopping through Amazon and Walmart, start date to be announced

WIC programs (Kansas and Missouri) are continuing benefits and process new applications. "Physical presence requirement" have been waived in both states.
? In KS, visit the WIC website to find your local office
☎ In MO call 800-TEL-LINK (800-835-5465) or visit the website for qualifying, enrollment, & local office information

Other Free Meals for Kids

TAGS Free Lunch is providing free lunches to children age 3-18 at pick up locations around Kansas City from 11am-12pm M-F. Visit the website to sign up for lunches.

Children's Mercy

Other Basic Needs

Open Food Pantries, Soup Kitchens, Home Delivered Meals, Rent & Utility Assistance
Listed by County; click on the agency in the linked results to see hours, service area, etc.

Energy Assistance
Missouri Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is available for winter assistance. Visit the MO DSS website for more information and to apply.
Kansas Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) will reopen their application period in January. Visit the KS DCF website to apply.
Disaster Hardship Cash Assistance
Midwest Special Needs Trust - Grants for people with disabilities in Missouri
Missouri Restaurant Association Workers Benefit Fund - Grants for restaurant workers in Missouri
Support for Service Workers - Grants for tipped workers and service workers across the US