ruby jean and thelma

Click here to listen to this PODCAST about the namesake for Thelma’s Kitchen and how RS is “striving to give Troost a healthful economic boost by feeding the community in more ways than one.”

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Follow King’s advice: Grapple with underlying causes of poverty

Click here to read the Kansas City Star editorial by Fr. Justin Mathews!


five things to know about thelma's kitchen

Read this wonderful Kansas City Star article about Thelma's Kitchen and watch the video they made while visiting with us!


Troost murals move to Thelma's kitchen

Watch this short news story on the moving of two special murals into Thelma's Kitchen at Reconciliation Services. 

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Orthodox-affiliated nonprofit helps a neighborhood heal from a legacy of trauma

Click here to read this article in the Duke Faith and Leadership Online Journal!


Donate-What-You-Can Cafe hopes to bring community together on troost

Click here to watch this Fox 4 News story about Thelma's Kitchen!


rs Foster Grandparents are "win-win" for kc schools

Grandma Tillie and Grandma Barbara are working to reveal strength in our kids! Check out this 41 Action News - KSHB-TV story about the RS Foster Grandparents and the way they are giving back to the next generation of young people!


"Troost transformed" - art that brings east and west together

 Here's Reconciliation Services' own Fr. Turbo Qualls talking about his mural as part of the Troost Market Collective project. And you can see the mural dedicated to our co-founder Michaela Thelma Altschul painted by Lori Bury and Stuart Bury

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A Priest, A Chef And A Hunger To Feed Kansas City: Thelma’s Kitchen puts building community atop its menu

Click here to read this thoughtful article about a personal experience of Thelma’s Kitchen!


KCUR "Up To Date" Interview: Everybody needs an ID

Listen to RS's own Sandra DeAtley on KCUR "Up To Date" talking about why an ID is essential to survival. You need it to access housing, food, jobs, enroll kids in school, access benefits, vote and so much more! 



Helping someone get an ID is somewhat akin to digging a well for a family in a third world country. An ID offers access to a deep well of possibilities for self-sufficiency and dignity that everyone should have access to. 


RS Cafe awarded $110,000

“One of the best ways to improve health in our community is to support organizations working to make healthy habits become the norm,” said Bridget McCandless, M.D., President/CEO of HCF of Greater KC.