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  • EIN 20-3247746
  • 913-299-4662
  • 6200 Parallel Parkway c/o Ernest L. Overstreet, Director Kansas City KS 66102 USA

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Food, Food Banks & Pantries

Mission: Our mission is to provide emergency food and personal care items to the economically distressed residents of our community who lack these essential items to feed and care for their families. Guided by our Core Values, HELP317 reduces hunger, promotes human dignity and makes a positive difference in the lives of the families we serve. CORE VALUES HELP317 - Our Core Values are an integral part of our name. “HELP” is an acronym for “His Extended Love to People”. We seek God’s guidance as we extend His Love to those we serve! “317" refers to 1 John 3:17, “How does God's love abide in anyone who has the world's goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help?” (NRSV). Our Core Values: 1. We believe God has given us this ministry. 2. We believe our ministry is an extension of God’s Love to His people. 3. We believe God supplies all of our resources. 4. We believe God expects us to use our resources to help His people. 5. We believe everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect.

Geographic areas served: Currently the pantry serves residents living within a 66 square mile area of north central Wyandotte County, Kansas; an area bounded by the Wyandotte County line and the Missouri River on the North, Kansas Avenue on the South, 119th Street on the West and 38th Street on the East. Cities covered include the mid-town portion of Kansas City, Kansas and portions of Bonner Springs and Edwardsville, Kansas.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Virginia P.


Rating: 5

I worked in the Pantry for 4 years. What a blessing to be able to help those less fortunate than I. We were always blessed with good comments about the workers and the food. Would do it again, had to quit due to health problems. My appreciation to all those who carry on and help those who need the food, etc, that is distributed to them. I still serve on the Executive Board and glad to be a part of that.


Client Served

Rating: 5

We use it every week and we find the personnel to be friendly, helpful, and sympathetic to my needs.

Previous Stories


Rating: 5

The volunteers who work here are all committed Christians and share Christ's love with all who come in the door.

1 Judy40


Rating: 5

I work as a volunteer every Wednesday at the food pantry. I am also on the Executive Board of the pantry. We strive to be a place where we can serve others in need. Our clients tell us often how appreciative they are and how we have provided much needed help for them. Sometimes we even get a hug. We appreciate so much all who help donate food and money to help keep us here every week.


Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at HELP 317 for more that 3 years. We have a very well kept and friendly facility. We not only provide food, we have used clothing and some household items that are free for the taking. Many times we have been ask to pray for some special need that is pressing on someones mind. It is a great blessing to me when I can give someone a bit of information to help them find a way to get help for other needs. We do our very best to provide a variety of items from fresh veggies and fruits, canned goods, meats, and baked goods. I feel God is blessing our efforts as we serve our community.