Food InsecurityBoard of DirectorsNonprofit Member
The pantry is six houses west of 71st and Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park, KS. The pantry resides in our front yard.
The Tiny Pantry Times (TPT) was founded in September 2020 by my husband, Adam, and I to address growing poverty, food insecurity, food waste, and homelessness in Northern Johnson County, Kansas. Our mission goes beyond just providing food. Tiny Pantry Times provides those items necessary for survival and an improved quality of life for recipients that need a hand up. We advocate for our diverse recipient population by providing equal opportunity for all persons and prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, mental or physical disability, political belief or affiliation, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information and any other class of individual protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of access to the pantry. Our belief is that by providing a hand up now, in collaboration with our neighbors, local businesses, and community leaders, our recipients will become strong enough to rise above current socio-economic climes to embrace productive pathways towards job and educational opportunities which will garner them self-sufficient later. To date TPT has garnered over 750 like-minded members and has taken in and distributed, on average, two and a half tons of food a month or 30 TONS (60,000 pounds) per year to the families, friends, and neighbors of Northern Johnson County, KS and surrounding areas. According to PrecisionNutrition.com, HungertoHope.com, the average American eats 3-5 pounds of food per day, so we feed 2,000 ppl / month.