Resources at Schools


  • Giving the Basics
    927 S. 7th Street 
    Kansas City, KS 66105
    Phone: (913) 387-4375.

    The basics are human dignity products that are not covered by government assistance.  They include: deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, toilet paper, kleenex, baby wipes, diapers, incontinence pads, feminine hygiene products, soap, trash bags, dishwashing liquid, laundry soap, ziploc bags, and cleaning solutions.

    The Park Hill School District has been approved to receive donations of personal care items to distribute to our students.  If you are interested in receiving these resources, please contact your student’s school social worker or nurse.  

    Giving the Basics Permission Form (PDF)

BackSnack is a partnership between Harvesters, a participating school and a local community partner. Harvesters provides the food and the backpacks. 

The local community partners help facilitate picking up the BackSnack food kits from Harvesters and distributing them to the schools. School Social Workers distribute the BackSnacks to students weekly at each school. 

If you are interested in receiving a BackSnack, please contact your school's social worker. (back snack)

  • Miles of Smiles           
    5536 NE Antioch Road           
    Kansas City, MO 64119
    (816) 413-9009   

    This service is provided by Miles of Smiles and needs to be approved through an application process. The dental van will be on site at several schools throughout the school year or appointments can be made at their clinic, 5536 NE Antioch Road. 

    Miles of Smiles application

  • Missouri HealthNet
    Family Support Division Contact Center
    Phone: 855-373-9994

    The Department of Social Services provides many services for Missouri children through the MO HealthNet for Kids (MHK) Program, the state’s healthcare program for children. Two divisions within the department, the Family Support Division and the MO HealthNet Division coordinate to provide these services. You must complete an application to determine eligibility. 

    Eligibility information

  • Nutrition Services

Schools send school meal applications home at the beginning of each school year. However, you may apply for school meals at any time throughout the school year by submitting a household application directly to your school. Your school will provide you with an application upon request.

If you are earning at or below current Income Eligibility Guidelines, we encourage you to contact your school to fill out a school meal application. The school or local education agency will process your application and issue an eligibility determination.

If you are receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, your child automatically qualifies for free school meals.

For questions: 
Email Susan Weaver or call her at 359-6323

More information on free and reduced lunches

To fill out an application online, visit School Cafe

  • Operation School Bell
    6101 N Chestnut
    Gladstone, MO 64119
    Phone: 816-453-6011
    Fax: 816-455-3774

    This service is provided through the Northland Assistance League and has a limited number of referrals each year at each school.  

    The program runs September- December and an appointment is made for elementary students to take a bus to Northland Assistance League accompanied by the school social worker and school counselor. Middle school students are accompanied by their guardian.  A permission slip and referral form are required.
  • Park Hill PTA Clothing Center 
    8009 North Atkins (next to the Gerner Family Early Education Center)
    Kansas City, MO

    The PTA of the Park Hill School District runs a clothing center that provides free, gently used clothing and new socks and underwear to district students.

    The PTA Clothing Center serves all Park Hill School District students from kindergarten through 12th grade, and the PTA asks you to bring some proof that you are enrolled in a Park Hill school. This could be a student ID, bus pass, dated letter from a principal or social worker, class schedule or enrollment form.

    All shopping days are on Tuesday. On the second shopping day of November, December, January, February, March and April, the center will be open for morning hours only.