Santa Fe Waystation will continue to distribute food during the "Stay at home" Orders
The Santa Fe Waystation Food Pantry is open to anyone in need of food assistance.
6422 Santa Fe Drive
Overland Park KS 66202
913 722 1960
Santa Fe Waystation values the health and well-being of our volunteers, guests and the community at large. As you are aware, the country and our community has been impacted by this pandemic. We are closely monitoring the situation, taking necessary precautions to help make sure that food and product remain safe and building contingency plans to keep our doors open and food moving to those in need.
With that in mind, Santa Fe Waystation will be temporarily changing how we distribute food. Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, distribution will be modified to a drive-thru pantry model. The pantry itself, including the restroom facilities will be closed to the public. By moving outdoors, we are reducing the number of people who would normally be within proximity of each other in the usual indoor distribution.
Here is how the drive-thru pantry will work. Pantry guests will pull their vehicle up to a designated area and volunteers will assist in loading the food into their car. Families will receive fresh produce (when available), shelf stable foods, frozen meat and paper products. Quantities are based on the number of people in the household. The pick-up area will be located on 65th St. (the south side of St. Marks UMC). We believe this a workable solution that will allow continuity of operations while considering the health and safety of our patrons and volunteers. This new process will remain in place while the coronavirus continues to pose a public health risk.
This is a new way of working for Santa Fe Waystation and we ask for your patience and understanding as we try to navigate through this temporary change in our procedures. May you all be well.
We are already seeing an increase in households seeking assistance and we anticipate our numbers will continue to grow during this health crisis. Contributing funds is the best way to help. Money allows us to purchase additional food and supplies as we work to ensure men, women and children facing hunger have nourishing food during difficult times like these.
Santa Fe Waystation has been selected as the beneficiary of the Hy-Vee Reusable Bag Program that supports local non-profits! Each time a $2.50 red My Heart Reusable Bag is purchased at the Hy-Vee at 8900 West 135th Street, Overland Park KS during the month of March we will receive a $1 donation.
We are confident that with the help of our dedicated supporters, we can make this program a success for SFW. We strongly encourage you to share this news with family and friends as well!
The red My Heart Reusable Bags are located on displays around the store and at the checkout. Help us feed the hungry by going to Hy-Vee at the intersection of 135th Street & Antioch Road, by the Blue Valley Recreation Complex and get your bag today. What are you waiting for?
Santa Fe Waystation follows the weather-related openings and closings of the Shawnee Mission School District. The pantry will be closed both morning and evening sessions, if schools are closed because of inclement weather.
In the event of snow and/or ice on a Monday when schools are scheduled to be closed, please check the pantry website (www.santafewaystation), Facebook page (Santa Fe Waystation) for up-to-date information, or call the pantry at 913-722-1960.
Just show up - no appointments necessary!
We are open to all without exception who come seeking food.
We will help you with the other paper work!
No one should have to struggle with hunger, yet one in seven people in Johnson County, KS and the surrounding counties do. Many more families are just one unexpected expense or emergency away from being food insecure.