Everything We Do Is Driven By Our Mission

Inspired by Christian faith, Bishop Sullivan Center shows God’s love to people in financial hardship by providing food, help in finding jobs and other aid.

Beyond material assistance, Bishop Sullivan Center strives to build relationships between those who live in poverty and those who do not, promoting mutual understanding and affirming the dignity of all.

Working in service of that mission, we are making a difference in our community.

News and Events



Project ElderCool

Project ElderCool is Bishop Sullivan Center’s annual effort to help our elderly and disabled neighbors find refuge from the summer’s deadly heat. With your help we can provide our friends in the KC metro area with a free air conditioner or covering their electric bill to ease their worries this summer.

If you or someone you know needs an air conditioner, please review the Project ElderCool guidelines and contact us  to apply for our program.

Can you help by making a donation to Project ElderCool? 


“Cover the Bill Fund” to Help COVID Victims

COVID has left many people unemployed or underemployed. They now have a hard time paying their bills and risk eviction or the cutoff of a utility. Those who are applying for help from Bishop Sullivan Center were just getting by pre-COVID and have no “rainy day” fund to dip into. Their needs are urgent.

Can you help by making a donation to our “Cover the Bill” Fund? 



Bishop Sullivan’s Newest Addition: Rick’s Kids

Rick Koenig was a friend and supporter of Bishop Sullivan Center. Rick passed away last year after a spinal chord injury and to memorialize his kindness, Bishop Sullivan offers a NEW service through it’s food pantries. “Rick’s Kids” will provide items such as diapers, wipes, and baby food for low-income children. To help fill our shelves click here to donate to Rick’s Kids.



Do You Need Help?


 We know that many have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 virus. Both of our food pantry locations are still open! We are serving sandwiches for lunch and a hot meal for dinner at our community kitchen, One City Café. Look for details under “Get Help.” 

If you need financial assistance, you can apply for a household assistance grant.