Meet the Need is a volunteer non-profit 501(c)3 organization. We are based out of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, in Clay County. With the proceeds from our flea market and thrift store, we are able to assist the working poor through crisis situations. We help primarily in Ray and northern Clay counties in the following ways:
WORK ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Car repairs, gas for work, I.d.’s, work clothing and footwear
CRISIS CARE PROGRAM
Emergency food from our pantry, clothing, emergency medical support (including small prescriptions)
HOUSEHOLD SET-UP AND ASSISTANCE
Provide items to set up a household when coming out of various situations including homelessness, divorce situations, prison, etc
Help with school fees/ sports fees and equipment. At our Back-to-school event, children and teens are allowed to choose new shoes, clothing, socks , and underwear
Our Christmas Store is available for parents in need to shop for their children and teens. Birthday gifts for children in need as available
PASS IT ON PROGRAM
Out of season merchandise and surplus donations are give away in the community, to Baby Grace, and disabled veterans.
OPEN EAR POLICY
We will listen to almost any other reasonable request from anyone in the surrounding area (not limited to certain counties).
To inquire about the possibility of assistance, call Meet the Need on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 816-630-5221
Meet the Need does NOT help with rent or utilities.