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We offer a variety of resources to help families in the Raytown area during times of need. To be eligible for assistance the entire household must be within the current federal financial poverty guidelines, reside in the Raytown C-2 School District, and provide the required documentation.
Please call the REAP office to schedule an appointment for assistance.

 

 

List of Required Documents:

    • Social Security cards for everyone in the household
    • Picture ID for household members over 18
    • Verification of Income (check stubs, bank statement, etc.)
    • Verification of SSI, Disability, Food Stamps, Section 8, TANF, etc. (if applicable)
    • Lease or letter from the landlord
    • All current bills and shut off notices

 

 

Non Discrimination Statement: This agency shall not discriminate due to age, sex, religion, race, or national origin in providing services, employment, recruitment of volunteers, Board Members, committee members, or donors/contributors who support our purpose.

 

Seasonal Assistance

We offer a variety of help throughout the holiday seasons including a Christmas store for families with children under 18 years old, and a Thanksgiving Turkey distribution. During the summer we offer assistance with school supplies for families with children from Kindergarten to High School. Check our blog for upcoming events, or call the office at 356-0054 for more information regarding this seasonal assistance.

 School Supply sign ups are going on now! You can walk in anytime Monday-Thursday; 9-11:30 or 1-3:30 to sign your children up to receive school supply assistance. K-12th grade only. Sorry, we do not help with preschool or college! Sign ups end Thursday, July 30th. 

Classes

At REAP, we offer both assistance and education. We currently partner with the MU Extension program to offer free Nutrition classes every Wednesday from 10-11:00am. You will learn food prep and safety, cost-saving tips, and healthy recipes through live cooking demonstrations in our kitchen. All ages are welcome, it’s fun for the whole family! Click here for more information, and sign up at the REAP office for the free class.

 

Looking for a job? We also partner with CSL Work Express program to help with resume creation, job interview tips, and provide computer time to fill out online job applications. Click here or call the REAP office for more information!

Food

Our emergency food pantry offers a well-balanced and nutritious selection of canned and dry goods, bread, vegetables, meat, and dairy products. We are also able to supply diapers, formula, toilet paper, soap, and various hygiene products.
Although our selection varies throughout the year, REAP strives to provide each family enough food to last two to three weeks. Our interviewer will discuss with you any dietary and allergy restrictions to make sure you receive the nourishment you need. Pantry visits are by appointments only, and can be scheduled once every 45 days.

 

Are you a pet owner? Ask about our selection of dog, cat, and rabbit food to keep your pets fed and healthy.

Rent

If you are behind on rent, we are here to help. Bring your eviction notice or a letter from the landlord stating you are behind and the minimum payment due to prevent eviction. Sorry, we cannot help with hotel rooms, down payments, moving fees, or mortgage payments.

Water

We can help with water bills that are in disconnect status and have been generated in the Raytown C-2 School District.

At your appointment, bring your shut-off notice and current water bill. Please note the bill must be in the name of the individual receiving assistance; and there must be a payment on that bill within the last 60 days.

Gas

We offer gas assistance during the fall and winter months. The gas bill should be in disconnect status and generated within the Raytown C-2 School District. At the time of your appointment, bring in your shut-off notice and current gas bill. Please note the bill must be in the name of the individual receiving assistance.

Starting April 1st, 2015 we will no longer be helping with gas bills

Electricity

We can help with electric bills that are in disconnect status and have been generated in the Raytown C-2 School District.

At your appointment, bring your shut-off notice and current electric bill. Please note the bill must be in the name of the individual receiving assistance.