Following is a list of service agencies that Doniphan County residents can use in the case of a hardship caused by the COVID-19 situation. Most offices are closed to the public, but are taking phone calls regarding their services.
United Way of St. Joseph 816-364-1131
— Visit https://www.stjosephunitedway.org/covid19
— Individuals may call 816-364-1131 for the greater St. Joseph area assistance
**Calling 211 from anywhere will ping the nearest location, i.e. Topeka, Lawrence, etc.
Catholic Charities – Atchison 913-367-5070
Wathena/Elwood Ministerial Alliance 785-989-4615
Western Doniphan County Ministerial Alliance 785-741-1939
Troy Interfaith Council 785-985-3846
2nd Harvest Food Pantry – St. Joseph 816-364-3663
— Monthly mobile food pantries in communities
Blair: 1st Friday of the month
White Cloud: 2nd Tuesday of the month
Effingham: 4th Monday of the month
Hiawatha: 2nd Tuesday of the month
— Specific covid19 info may be found at https://www.shcfb.org/what-we-do/covid-19-update.html
— Doniphan County info regarding school-age children may be found at https://www.shcfb.org/what-we-do/nourishing-children/early-out—no-hunger-summer.html
NEKCAP Sara Buss 785-741-9021
— New clients who have never received services must go to www.nekcap.org & click on the Customer Kiosk to fill it out. Once their application is received at NEKCAP, they will be sent to the appropriate office location where someone will contact them about helping them.
— Clients who have received services in the past may call Sara directly where she will assist them.
AFL-CIO Community Services 816-364-1131 or 800-365-7724
The Crossing Nutritional Center 701 S. 8th St., St. Joseph
— M-F 11-2
Fab-U-Less Finds Thrift Store 1203 North 6th Street St. Joseph, MO 816-364-1131
— Closed to the public until further notice, but please call for special arrangements if in need of items
Pivotal Point Thrift Store 4826 Frederick Ave, St Joseph, MO
— Store hours are 10-6 daily
— Accepting donations from 10-2 Monday through Saturday