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COVID Update

With the pandemic still in full force, the Kansas Food Bank finds itself working hard to ensure the food needs of our hungry neighbors are met each and every day.

We have a fantastic network of partner agencies that work tirelessly alongside us.  To them we are ever so grateful.

To the many donors who have answered the call and helped us with funding, we want to extend a heartfelt Thank You!

While we do not know what the months ahead will bring, please know we are here to answer the call and will continue doing all we can to get through these unprecedented times.

We are all in this together!

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.


Click here for details
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Kansas Food Bank Blog

Thanksgiving

By , November 5th, 2020 10:18am

The Kansas Food Bank will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 26 & 27. We will resume operations on Monday, November 30th.

Thanksgiving Meals are available at the following locations on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 26, 2020:

Bethel Life Center will have a drive-thru distribution of to-go Thanksgiving meals at 3777 S. Meridian Ave, from 10 am – 2 pm while supply lasts.  Please call 522-7148 for more information.

First Presbyterian Church invites you to be their guest for a traditional to-go Thanksgiving meal at no charge from 12 – 1 pm at 324 N. Baltimore in Derby, KS.  Must RSVP by calling 316-788-2831 by Nov. 25th.

The Lord’s Diner will serve “to go” meals for the Thanksgiving Day Dinner, November 26th at both locations, 520 N. Broadway and 2825 S. Hillside from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

To go meals will also be available through the food trucks at the following locations:

  • Atwater Neighborhood Resource Center, 2755 E. 19th St, 4-6 pm – To-Go meals
  • Evergreen Neighborhood Resource Center, 2700 N. Woodland – near 27th and Arkansas, 4-5pm – To-Go meals
  • Hilltop Community Center, 1329 S. Terrace, 4-6 pm – To-Go meals

 Please call 266-4966 if you need additional information.

Food 4 Kids Grants Received

By , September 21st, 2020 2:49pm

With school starting, we are very honored to announce the following Foundation Grants received for our Food 4 Kids weekend backpack program.  We expect to serve over 6,000 children every Friday with this program.

Arby’s Foundation$8,500

Fredonia Area Community Foundation $2,000

Cloud County Community Foundation $2,000

Hutchinson Community Foundation $5,000

Salina Community Foundation $5,000

Scott Community Foundation $2,000

Western Kansas Community Foundation $5,000

Your Community Foundation, Iola $2,000

Kansas Food Bank Received $250,000 Grant from United Healthcare

By , July 10th, 2020 2:09pm

UnitedHealthcare has awarded $1 million in Empowering Health grants to seven community-based organizations in Kansas to expand access to care and address the social determinants of health for uninsured individuals and underserved communities.  The Kansas Food Bank is one of those recipients.

The Kansas Food Bank received $250,000 to purchase a refrigerated semi-truck trailer, provide a walk-in cooler for a food pantry in rural Western Kansas to serve as a fresh food hub for other food pantries in the region, expand the agency’s mobile pantry program into rural Central Kansas counties, and provide emergency food boxes and shelf-stable meals for food insecure individuals and families.

Other organizations in Kansas that received grant awards include:

  • Mid-America Regional Council in Kansas City
  • Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas
  • Johnson County Mental Health Center
  • Valeao Behavioral Health in Topeka
  • Just Food in Douglas County
  • Harvesters in Northeast Kansas

In total, UnitedHealthcare is donating $12.3 million through Empowering Health grants across 21 states. UnitedHealthcare launched its Empowering Health commitment in 2018.