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Learn about the assistance available through Bishop Sullivan Center.

Bishop Sullivan Center provides assistance through the services below.

Please visit each page for program eligibility, hours and location information.

One City Café

One City Café welcomes all for a delicious, healthy meal at no cost. If you are hungry and in need of a good, hot meal, or want to enjoy nutritious food and support our community, we welcome you to join us. Grab a sandwich to go for lunch or join us for dinner served with a smile in our spacious dining rooms. Together, we can unify our city, one meal at a time. 

Lunch: Monday-Friday 12-1 p.m.
Dinner: Monday-Friday 4:30-6 p.m.
3936 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64110


Food Pantry

Bishop Sullivan Center offers supplemental groceries from our two food pantries. A household may receive groceries once every 30 days. 

Employment Services

We work with clients in our Employment Services to assess and help remove the barriers holding them back from success. We offer job lead assistance, computer classes, resume editing, interview advice,  one-on-one job counseling, and more to help you gain the access and skills needed to find a job, keep a job, and be successful in the workplace. 

In 2018, 372 people in our program found employment! Get started today by calling to reserve your spot at an Employment Services orientation. 

Household Assistance

We provide assistance if a household is unexpectedly on the edge of eviction or utility shut off. Unexpected expenses can include health problems, a job loss, a car breaking down, or other unexpected stress on a tight budget. We’re here to help prevent utility shut off and eviction and re-establish stability.


Our clothes closet offers clothes for adults and children for day to day wear as well as clothes for school and work. Coats, hats, and gloves are available in the winter. The availability of specific items depends on the donations we receive.  

Access KC (formerly KC Medicine Cabinet)

Bishop Sullivan Center is a partner of Access KC (formerly KC Medicine Cabinet), a program that provides short-term medical assistance because no one should have to choose between rent and medicine. Through this program, you can receive assistance with prescriptions, vision care, durable medical equipment, diabetic supplies, and dental emergencies. 

Project ElderCool

Project ElderCool is Bishop Sullivan Center’s effort to help seniors find refuge from the summer’s deadly heat. In the summer of 1999, 21 seniors died due to extreme temperatures. It was this tragic loss of life that led to the creation of Project ElderCool. Since the summer of 2000, we’ve installed over 5,600 air conditioners to help our senior neighbors stay safe. This program generally runs from June to August.

Christmas Assistance

We offer assistance during the Christmas season to help families provide gifts and winter necessities for their children. In the Christmas Adoption program, families can be “adopted” for Christmas by individuals or church, business, or school groups who go shopping for the items on the adopted family’s wish list.

Thanks to partnerships with local schools, churches, and community groups, we can also provide Christmas Gift Bags filled with gifts for a family. Registration opens in October.

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Contact us online or call us with any questions at 816-231-0984.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. See our non-discrimination policy for more information.

If you do not find the service you are looking for, please call United Way at 2-1-1 for referral to another organization.