There are many ways to help

Volunteer to Serve Our Guests
Volunteer your church, civic club, service organization, business or as an individual to serve our guests a hearty meal! Contact Barb Vinck at
Volunteer Your Social Service Org.
Provide our guest with the opportunity to talk with representatives of your service organization about services for the homeless and those at-risk. To man an information table contact Debbie Laufer at
Donate Food
 Help us to serve the almost 250 meals every week with a food donation.  To donate food contact Linda Craig at
Make a Financial Donation
This fund provides support for the weekly Neighborhood Dinner at the Stone Church Community of Christ done in partnership with hundreds of community volunteers and an average of 50 different churches, highs schools, service clubs, onsite social service agencies, businesses and other organizations. The mission of the Neighborhood is to provide assistance and uplifting support for all residents of Independence in need with a free weekly meal in an environment of warm welcome, loving acceptance and good fellowship. For an average meal cost of $1.60, donors can sponsor weekly, monthly or yearly amounts to support this program based on an average weekly attendance of 200 adults and children
Donate Books, Magazines & other Media
Books and Looks is the lending library of the Neighborhood Dinner.  To donate books/magazines contact John or Nancy Kimak at 816-228-3974 or 816-824-4410.
Donate Clothing
Put your unused clothing, shoes and other items to good use by donating them to the homeless and families at risk. To donate clothes or items contact Doug Friend at 
Volunteer to be a Chaplain
Join our volunteer ministers from a variety of denominations to provide compassionate listening and care for our guests. Six hours of training are provided. To submit an application contact Jim Schultz at