April 11, 2020

During the Stay At Home order and the Covid-19, Abundant Life provides a drive-thru Food Pantry for the community Mondays and Wednesdays from 2 to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. at its Lee’s Summit Campus Food Pantry located at 1300 S.W. Jefferson St., Lee’s Summit, MO 64081.

The Abundant Life Food Pantry has been serving the Lee’s Summit community and surrounding area for the past 12 years. During the Covid-19 pandemic, they are able to provide extended hours and a drive-thru ensuring social distancing is taking place.

Since Sunday, Mar. 22, they have provided of 400 families with groceries – including nonperishables, meat, eggs, toilet paper, bread and milk (when available). In addition to the drive-up food pantry, Abundant Life members are also delivering groceries to senior adults and shut-ins. A team of church members are making masks for TMC Lakewood and are partnering with St. Luke’s to make masks and provide storage for supplies for employees. St. Luke’s will host a PPE supply drop at Abundant Life on Friday, Apr. 17. People from all over the community can drop off Personal Protection Equipment at 414 S.W. Persels from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 17.

With the increase of online grocery store shopping, Abundant Life also has teams helping at grocery stores, (Price Chopper and HyVee) in the Lee’s Summit area by sacking groceries and returning and wiping down carts, allowing employees to continue restocking and fulfilling online orders for their customers.

“We had one family that contacted us that was down to four fish sticks, with no transportation to get more groceries. Our staff was able to put together groceries from the food pantry for the family and deliver it to them the same say,” said Pat Koontz, Care Pastor.

Pastor Phil Hopper said Abundant Life has been serving the community via the food pantry for the past 12 years and, most recently, opened the new Food Pantry on Jefferson in 2018. “We want to be living proof of loving God to a watching world,” Hopper said. “Abundant Life has been active in the community of Lee’s Summit for 20 years and we will continue to do so especially during these difficult times. Generosity is one of our core values. We want to be the blessing to the community and give away what God has given us.”

Currently, the Abundant Life Food Pantry partners with Harvesters and local grocery stores. The Food Pantry is able to serve anyone in Lee’s Summit and the surrounding area.

Abundant Life exists to see lives changed by Jesus. If you’d like more information about Abundant Life or the Abundant Life Food Pantry, visit livingproof.co.