American Scarcity Hits Kansas City Ahead Of Holidays

Hard times confront Kansas City as the weather gets colder.

Sadly, local organizations working to help the less fortunate also suffer an American economy in crisis.

As inflation worsens with no relief in sight along with a myriad of economic turmoil now facing workers, here's a look at charitable organizations scrounging together resources in order to serve the community . . .

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Supply chain issues creating challenges for KC area food pantries

OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -- Many people across the Kansas City metro count on food pantries, especially during the holidays. But with inflation, supply chain issues and other problems in the economy, it's creating a challenge for those food pantries. Over 100 families come to the Church of the Resurrection's food pantry in Overland Park each week.

Local foster care organization needs help with holiday turkeys after donor falls through

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - The holidays can be an especially hard time for children in foster care. This year, FosterAdopt Connect said they have more kids in care due to the stressors of the pandemic. Unfortunately, the Thanksgiving and Christmas meals for them are in danger after a loss of donations.

Talking turkey: Is there a turkey shortage in the U.S.?

Although the supply chain seems to have some kinks in it lately, many experts say the U.S. will not experience a turkey shortage this Thanksgiving - at least not much of one. Whether it is in a standard Butterball or a heritage breed, stores and markets say they will be well-stocked for the holiday.

Raytown pastor feeds 300, fights food insecurity

RAYTOWN, Mo. - The team at Raytown Chapel Church hopes many hands make light work as long lines of families show up to get a little help for the holidays. "There's been an increased food insecurity," said Abby Peper, Raytown Chapel Church pastor.

Sunday is the Kansas City Chiefs annual Toys for Tots game

Sunday is the Kansas City Chiefs Toys for Tots Game. The team is asking fans who show up to Arrowhead Stadium to bring a toy and donate to one of the many Marines accepting donations.To kick off the weekend, the team is surprising one Kansas City family with something better than a toy, $2,500.It's a surprise KC mom Maria Flores had no idea was coming.

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