We have mixed feelings about an upcoming cowtown mobile soup kitchen . . .
First of all . . . It's great that KCMO considers improving access for people who might not be able to make it out to a faraway location in order to garner a meal.
However . . .
All things considered . . . The growing need for financial assistance isn't a great sign for our economy and reveals worsening economic disparity taking hold on local streets.
Here's a peek at the process of giving the plebs some free bread whilst most of us are distracted by the continual circus on our phones . . .
Staff used city buses for the operations at the time and felt a mobile pantry would be a great program to invest in year-round.
KCATA donated a 40-foot bus to the organization to refurbish and bring the vision to life.
“They took the seats out for us, so we can turn it into a food pantry on wheels,” Whitson said. “We put food on the bus and take it to neighborhoods where there’s a lot of food insecurity.”
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A new food pantry on wheels is hitting the Kansas City area this summer. ReNewed Hope Food Pantry in Overland Park, Kansas, partnered with multiple community agencies to launch the first-of-its-kind mobile pantry to the public on Friday.