Donating Goods

Operation Breakthrough is always in need of food for our pantry and new and used items for our children and their families. Small donations, such as children's clothing and housewares, can be dropped off at the Center between 8:30-5:00, Monday-Friday. Donations are accepted at the back of our building on Forest Ave. For directions to the location for Operation Breakthrough, click here. We ask that you please not drop off any large items such as furniture at the center. If you call 816-756-3511, someone will contact you within 48 hours concerning your items. Please see below for a list of accepted and needed items.

Thank you for helping us care for our children and their families!

Food Pantry wish list:

Non-perishable foods, including:

  • Cereal – cold and oatmeal
  • Boxed meals
  • Canned fruit - 100% juice or lite syrup if possible
  • Pasta and pasta sauce in plastic jars
  • Rice - including brown rice and wild rice
  • Hearty soups/chili
  • Crackers
  • Cornbread mix
  • Boxed mashed potatoes
  • Pancake mix/syrup
  • Hamburger/Tuna Helper
  • Jelly in plastic containers
  • Canned tuna or chicken - water packed if possible
  • Canned beans such as kidney or black beans
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Canned vegetables - low sodium is possible
  • Applesauce
  • Breakfast bars

Other items that can’t be purchased with food stamps:

  • Diapers, size 3 and up
  • Diaper wipes
  • Baby wash/diaper cream
  • Toothpaste/toothbrushes for children and adults
  • Skin lotion
  • Toilet tissue
  • Deodorant
  • Bath soap
  • Feminine hygiene items
  • Laundry detergent
  • Cleaning items such as cleansers, dish soap and sponges

Other gifts:

See our donation policy for other things we would like to have.

Donation Policy