June 11, 2021
In celebration of June 10, KC Kindness invites KCMO residents to a drive-thru and community support event. Working with community partners, Kansas City residents will be offered food and other essentials on a first come, first served basis. In addition, anyone over the age of 12 will be able to be vaccinated against COVID-19 on site, administered by KC Care Health.
The event is scheduled for Saturday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Robert J. Mohart Multipurpose Center, 3200 Wayne Ave. There is no need for an appointment, insurance or prior registration. A consent form must be completed and those vaccinated must return to the KC Kindness event on Saturday July 17 to receive their second dose.
Several organizations, including Harvesters and Happy Bottoms, the city’s Community Action Network (CAN) centers, businesses and nonprofits provide much needed resources to KCMO residents who can provide proof of residency.
KC Kindness is an initiative created by city employees to help KCMO families struggling due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The city recently adopted June 10 as a paid holiday and encourages employees to use it as a day of duty.
“Our goal is to help Kansas citizens in need by providing volunteer and additional services,” said Leranda Brewer, organizer of KC Kindness. “Through our ‘Heart to Help’ events, we want to make it a little easier for families in Kansas City, Missouri to meet their needs.”
Kicking off the “Heart to Help” event on May 19 provided 120 families with 9,000 pounds of food and other essential personal care items.
Residents who need assistance can visit kcmo.gov/coronavirus and click on the “Help for residents” section or call the United Way resource line at 211 to be connected to social services.