How We Help

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.

 Thanksgiving & Christmas Store Sign ups will be begin Wednesday,  November 1st! You can walk in anytime Monday-Thursday; 9-11:30 or 1-3:30 to sign up.

 Sign ups end Thursday, November 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 when available.

Although our selection varies throughout the year, REAP strives to provide each family with enough food to last at least 4 weeks. Our intake specialists will discuss any dietary and allergy restrictions to ensure clients receive the proper nutrition. 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 and cat food to keep your pets fed and healthy.

Rent

If you are behind on rent or mortgage, we are here to help. Bring your eviction notice or mortgage statement which shows you are behind, and the minimum payment due to prevent eviction or foreclosure. Sorry we cannot help with hotel rooms, down payments, or moving fees.

Water

We assist with water bills that are in disconnect status.

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

Gas

We assist with gas bills during fall and winter months. The gas bill has to be in disconnect at the time of your appointment. Please bring in your shut-off notice and current gas bill. The gas bill must be in the name of the individual receiving assistance.

Starting October 1st, 2020 we will assist 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.

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