Thelma's Box Lunch is a social venture of Reconciliation Services. Every Box Lunch helps provide social & mental health services and reduce food insecurity for KC neighbors in need. Check out our menu here!

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When you order Thelma's Box Lunch you are choosing to #EatWell & #DoGood

Our Box Lunches are flavorful, nutritious, and they support a good cause! Boxes are packed neatly and sanitarily in our recyclable box with compostable utensils and inner packaging!  Whether catering for a large group or a meal or ordering an individual boxed lunch, there are delicious options available for everyone.

Exciting changes are underway at Thelma’s Kitchen! Our building is currently being renovated - during this time, only online orders will be accepted for delivery. Orders will be accepted for delivery between 11 a.m. and 1:40 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Box lunch delivery is now available through DoorDash.

GROUP ORDERS (25 or More)

Order your next boxed lunch catering with Thelma’s Kitchen. Delivery can be arranged between Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. or contact us to make an appointment. 

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Give lunch & hope with a partner meal.

Sponsoring a meal through Thelma's Kitchen puts a delicious and nutritious meal into the hands of someone who needs it. We work with local organizations like Journey to New Life, Amethyst Place, Community Linc and True Light to distribute meals to people in need and people who experience food insecurity in our neighborhood. 


 Current Gourmet Box Lunches Menu


All sandwiches served with two chef's choice sides and a cookie. 

Roast Beef and Swiss Sandwich

Roast Beef and Swiss
Thick slices of roast beef served with swiss cheese, tomato, onion, and a house-made horseradish aioli. 

Vegan Smash Sandwich
A blend of smashed avocado and green chickpeas served with pickled carrots, arugula, salted cucumber, and red pepper strips.

Vegan Smash Sandwich
Turkey and Greens Sandwich

The RS Special

The RS Special features grilled chicken breast, confit tomatoes, arugula, cheddar cheese and a tomato aioli on fresh baked bread.

Tuna Salad
A bright summer blend of tuna, lemon juice, and Chef Natasha's signature blend of spices all served on fresh sliced bread.

Tuna Salad Sandwich
Chicken Salad Sandwich

Chicken Salad Sandwich
A Summer classic featuring a blend of tender diced chicken, celery, grapes, fresh dill, and mayo.

Ham and Swiss
Thick slices of decadent ham layered with lettuce, tomatoes and onions.

Thelma's BLT

A deli classic! Bacon, lettuce and tomato served on sliced bread. Served with mayonaise and mustard. 

Meat Me

Ham, Roast Beef and bacon with lettuce, tomato and onion on sliced bread. Served with mayo and mustard. 


Upgrade your salad with additional proteins or a cookie for a small charge!

Southwest Chicken Salad
Spiced, diced chicken served with tortilla chips, cheddar cheese, corn and peach salsa, and a blend of southwest beans over a bed of mixed greens. Served with Chipotle Ranch unless specified.

Southwest Chicken Salad
Cobb Salad

Cobb Salad
A fresh vegetable blend of grape tomatoes, cucumbers, diced red onion, and bacon served over mixed greens with blue cheese. Served with Blue Cheese dressing unless specified.

Summer Chop Salad
Bell peppers, house-roasted croutons, cucumbers, red onions, golden raisins, and candied pecans served over mixed greens. Served with a sweet red wine vinaigrette unless specified.

Summer Chop Salad

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Questions? Email us at or call 816-298-9919

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Thelma's Kitchen Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What happened to the walk-up window?
A: We are currently renovating our building at 31st and Troost. During this renovation, we are distributing Box Lunches with the help of some special community partners who are also working to improve health and well-being in the community. Amethyst Place, The Grooming Project, Journey to New Life, Inc., Community LINC, Uzazi Village, and Donnelly College are offering Thelma's Box Lunches as a resource to the neighbors they serve. And, each neighbor coming to Reconciliation Services for services can also receive a Box Lunch.  

Click here to learn more about our Captial Campaign and current building renovations.

Q: What are your hours?
A: Online orders can be placed for delivery Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.