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Good Food For All

Update 7-15-2021 – Registration has been completed for all 1,020 boxes that have been allocated for our community. There has been an overwhelming response and we are very excited to start the program.

Attention families of 3 or more, a new program to receive fresh produce is coming to Wichita. The Kansas Food Bank and Table of Hope MCC formerly First MCC of Wichita, the Greater Wichita YMCA and the Health & Wellness Coalition of Wichita have teamed up with Partnership for a Healthier America for “Good Food For All” a special 12 week fresh produce distribution. This program sponsored by Partnership for a Healthier America is offered to households of 3 or more and will start at the end of July.

There will be two locations (north or south) that participants can select where they will pick up their food boxes.

NORTH location – 5015 E 29th St N (29th and Oliver) Monday pick up starting July 26, 2021

South YMCA location – Richard A. DeVore South YMCA – 3405 S Meridian (Meridian and I-235) Tuesday pick up starting July 27, 2021

Community Rewards from Dillons

Dillons

Many people have asked us if the Kansas Food Bank is part of the new Dillons Community Rewards program and the answer is yes!

Our number is UK853 or you may simply search for Kansas Food Bank.

A customer must have 3 things to register and begin supporting KANSAS FOOD BANK:

  • A Plus card, which is available at any store by asking an associate
  • A valid email address, which can be obtained from any free online service and can be anonymous
  • A personalized account at our website, which again can be anonymous

TO ENROLL IN THE COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM:

  1. Members must visit our website at www.dillons.com/communityrewards
  2. Sign in OR Create an account
  3. Click on “Enroll Now”
  4. Enter the 5-digit NPO and search
  5. Select your Organization and click on “Enroll”

That is all shoppers need to do.  From there, donations will be distributed to the Kansas Food Bank on a quarterly basis.  (Just a note, you do have to re-enroll every February!)

 

Mobile Hygiene Pantry Ready to Roll

MobileHygienePantryLogo-300x131Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Mobile Hygiene Pantry is on hold.  We will reopen as soon as we can to maintain compliance with state guidelines.   

  

The Kansas Food Bank deploys its Mobile Hygiene Pantry the third Saturday of every month.

****We distribute at the Lord’s Diner South Location****

The Lord’s Diner, 2825 S Hillside

Distribution time is 9 am to 10:30 am.

Guests will be asked to provide their address and number of household members. Limit of 1 visit per household.

For more information please contact Debi Kreutzman at 316-265-3663.


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Kansas Food Bank Blog

Senior Food Boxes

By , June 18th, 2021 1:32pm

One of the ways we help seniors is with the Commodity Supplemental Food Program. This program is for low income seniors in specific counties. Seniors must apply for the program. Once approved, they will receive a monthly food box.

Currently the program is offered via the Kansas Food Bank in the following counties: Barber, Barton, Bourbon, Cherokee, Crawford, Decatur, Ellis, Ellsworth, Geary, Graham, Hodgeman, Kearny, Kiowa, Labette, Lyon, Marion, Mitchell, Montgomery, Morris, Osborne, Pawnee, Phillips, Russell, Saline, Seward and Sherman.

HOW OLD DOES A SENIOR HAVE TO BE? Must be age 60 or older to participate.

HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION? 316-265-3663 ask for DEBI

WHAT DOES A SENIOR NEED TO APPLY?
• Valid driver’s license or state ID for everyone in your household
• Proof of Address – utility bill, lease rental agreement, bank statement
• Proof of income – pay stubs for the past 30 days or a social security statement, unemployment and any retirement information such pension received. (unfortunately we cannot accept copies of bank statements)

WHAT FOODS ARE PROVIDED TO PARTICIPANTS?
Food packages include a variety of foods, such as nonfat dry and ultra high temperature fluid milk, juice, farina, oats, ready-to-eat cereal, rice, pasta, peanut butter, dry beans, canned meat, poultry or fish, and canned fruits and vegetables.

Our partner agency, United Methodist Open Door, offers the program in the following counties: Butler, Chautauqua, Cowley, Harper, Harvey, Kingman, Pratt, Reno, Sedgwick, Stafford and Sumner. Their number for more information is 316-267-4201.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Mobile Food Pantries in Wichita

By , June 18th, 2021 2:27am

The Kansas Food is sponsoring two mobile food distributions in Wichita each month.

The first Friday of every month is at Evergreen Neighborhood Community Resource Center, 2700 N Woodland, starting at 1:00 p.m. (no distribution August 2021 due to a previously scheduled Convoy of Hope hand-out)

The last Friday of every month is at Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, 2725 E 25th St, starting at 1:00 p.m.

Mobile food pantries are held drive-thru method and are made possible by very generous donors. Guests are asked to provide the total number of people in their household along with the number of seniors and kids.

Tyson Foods Awards Mobile Pantry Grant to Kansas Food Bank

By , May 7th, 2021 4:13pm

Tyson Foods has awarded an almost $92,000 grant to the Kansas Food Bank to fund mobile pantry distributions in Emporia and Garden City, Kansas. 

“We are very thankful to Tyson Foods for funding these mobile distributions,” said Brian Walker, president and CEO of Kansas Food Bank.  “The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an increased demand for food assistance across our state.  Tyson is helping to put missing meals on the tables of our neighbors in need with this grant.”

The mobile food pantry will be deployed monthly starting in May to each respective community.  The grant period lasts for 12 months.  Distributions will be held the second week of the month. 

Locations and times are as follows:

Emporia – Abundant Harvest Kitchen, 1028 Whittier

Garden City – The Community Church, 614 N 13th

The Kansas Food Bank provides food for over 700 hunger relief partners across 85 counties in Kansas. In 2020, 18.6 million pounds of food were distributed across the state, equivalent to 15.5 million meals.

“We’re proud to support Kansas Food Bank and its mission to end hunger,” said Dennis Jones, complex manager, at Tyson Foods, Finney County facility. “Enabling our partners to address food insecurity by supporting the mobile pantry program is a critical part of our hunger relief strategy.”

Tyson Foods has six facilities in Kansas and employs almost 6,000 in the state. The company also purchases cattle, pigs, grain, fuel and other utilities in Kansas and estimates its annual statewide economic impact at more than $2.4 billion.