Dear Foodies,

The silent auctions, the same chicken dinner, the speeches and the ultimate request for donations. These are the age-old ingredients for a charitable event. Don’t you think it’s time to shake things up a bit? We do! That’s why a few years ago, we created All Hands For Hunger™, an interactive cooking party with a community service purpose! It has exceeded our wildest expectations and to date has resulted in over 60,000 servings of food to those in need right here in our community! Friends, it’s what we call “good juju” (and social entrepreneurship) at its finest and has truly changed the way we do business. You can’t imagine the joy our staff gets from being involved when a company creates a freezer full of food for the needy! We hope you will join us in our mission to provide healthy homemade dishes to those who need it the most!

We hope to see you in our kitchens.

Laura Laiben
Owner and "Main Dish"

Requests For Donations

It takes all kinds of ingredients to make a good dish really great. The same rings true for the effort it takes by so many people to serve the needs in the community in which we live. Your work is important and we would like nothing better than to say "yes" to every donation request that comes in our door (and we DO receive a lot of them!) While we really try to do our fair share of donating to this community effort, we are a small company and aren't able to help in every case. We would be happy to consider your donation request based on the following. Thanks for thinking of us and considering our products and services worthy of your request for donation.



1. Please send a written request, attn: Donation Request,
via email to or drop it off at The Culinary Center
of Kansas City, 7920 Santa Fe, Overland Park, Kansas 66204

2. Include a tax form at the time of application.

3. Include a list of the Board of Directors if applicable.

4. Include a cover letter stating exactly what you are requesting and why.

5. Sorry but verbal requests for donations will not be considered.

6. We will do our best to respond to your request within 2 weeks.


7920 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, Kansas 66204, Phone: 913-341-4455, Fax: 913-341-5070
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