ABOUT

We exist to offer a hand up to those in need throughout the Greater Kansas City. We serve our customers with integrity and respect, giving them a hand up and the tools they need to be self-reliant and give back to our communities.  This hand up includes:

  • Food, clothing, emergency financial assistance for shelter, utilities and health care; and, advocacy.

  • Empowering our clients through education and development of life skills and resource management.

  • Promoting practices that respect all people of the Earth and the Environment with special emphasis on all types of recycling.

  • Actively recognizing the central role that charity plays in society by initiating innovative ways to improve the quality of life locally, nationally & internationally.

  • Wisely utilizing the energy and generosity of volunteers, churches, businesses and other organizations in these efforts.

​MISSION
HISTORY

Photo by Rob Roberts
Shawnee Dispatch

EVELYN VanKEMSEKE

Founder

Shawnee Community Services

Shawnee Community Services is a local food pantry and free clothing resource, serving the entire KC metro since 1982. We are a non-governmental organization whose primary support comes from the resale of donated goods along with cash donations from local service clubs, churches, businesses and individuals. It operates with three full time and three part-time paid staff plus a legion of volunteers that support the organization in many and various ways. It is a highly effective organization directly delivering services to the less fortunate in a most cost effective and timely basis. Shawnee Community Services is truly a “home mission.”

Shawnee Community Services began construction of our new facility on  October 22nd, 2012, we reopened our doors on May 6, 2013!  The new facility is located at the same address of 11110 W 67th Street  Shawnee 66203.

STAFF

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

JAMES SHEELEY

Chairman Emeritus

Attorney, Retired

RONALD CAVE

Vice President

Insurance Industry, Retired

rcave123@gmail.com

ROBERT A. KNIGHT

Treasurer

Certified Public Accountant

bknight@att.net

LANNY BACHTLE

Community Organizer

ljbachtle@att.net

LINDSEY HALES

Branch Manager

Central Bank of the Midwest

llindsey.hales@centralbank.net

SYLVIA TERRY

President / CEO

scs.sylvia@gmail.com

VICKI CHARLESWORTH

Deputy City Manager,

City of Shawnee

vcharlesworth@cityofshawnee.org

NICK JORDAN

Politician

nljordan@everestkc.net

Rev. CRAIG GIBSON

Pastor

Shawnee Presbyterian Church

pastor@shawneepres.org

H. GREG SEELEY

Author, Retired CPA

gcseeley@att.net

STAFF

SYLVIA TERRY

President / CEO

MARLISA VanKEMSEKE

Ed, Receiving Manager

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FOOD / NECESSITIES ASSISTANCE

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Sat 8am - 4pm | Closed Sun

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