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Resources in the Community During COVID-19

March 26, 2020

Many families in our community need extra support right now. Children’s Mercy has gathered resources for Kansas and Missouri families who need assistance with food, transportation and other basics during the COVID-19 outbreak.

While we will do our best to keep this list up to date, this is a rapidly changing situation. Please contact the organizations directly with questions about their services.

Food Resources in the Kansas City Area

Grab-n-Go Sack Lunches are available for pick-up for children ages 1-18 years at the following locations and times. Children must be present to receive a meal.

  • Children’s Mercy Broadway
    3101 Broadway Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64111
    Monday - Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Children’s Mercy Don Chisholm Building
    610 E. 22nd Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
    Monday - Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The sack lunches include a turkey sandwich, carrots, apple and milk.  An allergen-free option is available with gluten-free bread and soy milk.

Harvesters provides mobile food distribution, food pantries, and other hunger relief services for families in the Kansas City area. Call (877) 353-6639 for more information.

General Resources in the Kansas City Area

Transportation and Lodging

Anyone can travel for free on Ride KC buses to access essential services. While all residents are encouraged to practice social distancing and stay home unless absolutely necessary, bus service will continue to be available at no charge for those who work in essential jobs or have to make necessary trips to the store or medical appointments.

Medicaid/MO HealthNet members – Find contact information on the MO HealthNet website or call 1-866-269-5927 for transportation/gas reimbursement or lodging needs.

Missouri Care members – Call MTM directly for lodging and transportation/gas reimbursement options at 1-800-695-5791.

Home State members - Call MTM for transportation/gas reimbursement at 1-866-455-2097.

United Healthcare members - Call MTM for transportation/gas reimbursement at 1-844-529-1801.

Aetna Better Health members - For transportation/gas reimbursement needs, call 1-866-252-5634. For lodging needs, contact member services and request to speak with a case manager.

Sunflower members - For transportation/gas reimbursement needs and lodging needs, call 1-877-917-8163.

United Healthcare members - For transportation/gas reimbursement needs and lodging needs, call 1-877-796-5847.