See what’s growing at JFS Brookside!
425 E. 63rd Street, KCMO
Out of need, came growth in Missouri.
JFS had literally outgrown its Missouri offices and could no longer meet the growing demand for client services. This prompted a search for a new home. After many months of research, looking at buildings, fundraising and planning, a building for renovation was selected at 425 E. 63rd Street in Brookside East. After a successful fundraising campaign, the move was official on January 13, 2017.
The new location is in a vibrant, community-minded neighborhood. Demographics indicate there are many families in need along this east Brookside/Troost corridor, yet the neighborhood currently lacks a full-service food pantry. The new JFS location has a spacious full-service pantry, better accessibility to bus lines, easier building accessibility for families and older adults, a large community meeting space, and the strong backing of many community partners.
The food pantry occupies approximately 2,000 square feet with ample storage and a loading dock to accept deliveries. The expansion enables JFS to meet the needs of 50% more people in Missouri. Additionally, JFS provides a breadth of programs and services, with the goal of helping people in difficult times get back on their own feet.
Other programs include:
- Counseling and mental health services
- Emergency financial assistance
- Older adult programs
- Employment services
Read more about our programs in the Services Overview.
JFS is excited to become an invested neighbor and community partner for years to come. We look forward to meeting our new neighbors and collaborating with area businesses, places of worship, healthcare providers and other community organizations as we become a trusted neighborhood resource.