Community resources for COVID-19

Resource Lists

Get help

Visit the United Way of Greater Kansas City’s COVID-19 Resources Page for support with food, child care, job loss, home learning and more. These resources are updated daily.

If you need help finding access to food, Harvesters - The Community Food Network, can help you locate mobile distribution or food pantries in your area. To see if you qualify for SNAP (food stamps) benefits, call the SNAP Outreach Helpline at 877-653-9522 or

The YMCA of Greater Kansas City is offering child care for children of essential employees at several locations in the metro.

Child Care Aware can help essential personnel working in response to COVID-19 find child care:

A coalition of charitable, business and government partners has joined together to create the Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund to address the needs of the Kansas City region's most vulnerable communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Donations Needed

United Way 211 has teamed up with regional emergency service providers and community organizations to establish a donations hotline to accept personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies, baby items, and sanitary supplies in response to COVID-19. Download the flier for a complete list of items needed.

Any individual, organization, or corporation interested in donating items can dial 211 on any phone, then press 2 for donations information on needed items, drop off locations, and hours of operation.

The hotline is open from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday.

Give help

United Way

The United Way of Greater Kansas City has created a crisis volunteer guide.

Kansas City Regional Community Organizations Active in Disaster and the United Way of Greater Kansas City have partnered together to create a virtual volunteer registration center.

Medical Reserve Corps of Greater Kansas City

Medical Reserve Corps of Greater Kansas City is a network of medical and public health volunteers, along with non-medical community members, who volunteer their skills, expertise and time to support public health.

Additional resources

Use the links below to learn more about how to prepare for, and sustain during, a local COVID-19 outbreak.

Centers for Disease Control

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Missouri Public Information Hotline: 1-877-435-8411

Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Kansas Public Information Hotline: 1-866-534-3463