Our Story

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.