Our Story

We are continually working to follow Clay County guidelines for restaurants and businesses. All our employees are wearing face masks, and taking proper cleaning precautions. We are currently operating at 50% occupancy, and tables are spaced 6ft apart.

Additional CDC precautions when dining out are available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/personal-social-activities.html

Meet the Need began in 2004 with some friends who wanted to make a difference. What began as a dream and a desire to help the working poor has evolved into a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation that continues to grow and serve.

Meet the Need provides assistance:

  • Work Assistance - fuel, work clothing, etc.
  • Food Pantry - one of our largest programs
  • Clothing/household items
  • Christmas gifts for children and teenagers
  • Sports fees/equipment for children and teenages
  • Prayer/mentorship - here to listen and pray

Our story continues

Now we look forward to making a long-term difference in people's lives through Meet the Need's Opportunity Café & Coffee. Our goal is not to be a coffee shop, but to be a place to gather and support one another – a place to mentor, to offer job training, and a place for community.

Become part of our story

  • You may choose to volunteer your time. Meet the Need is always in need of extra hands.
  • You may choose to donate items to the food pantry. Please call for specific needs.
  • You may choose a monetary donation. Financial support is greatly appreciated.
  • You may choose to mentor. Invest in others.
  • You may choose to pray. Pray for those in need.
  • You may choose to support Opportunity Café & Coffee by dining with us!
  • You may choose to support Meet the Need by donating and/or shopping at the thrift store.

Together we can make a difference in the stories of others and help give them opportunity!

Call 816-630-5221 or 816-630-9006 for more information or to volunteer.