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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

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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

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

We will distribute at Colvin Neighborhood Resource Center starting  August 2021.

2820 S Roosevelt, Wichita KS

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

Support for Food 4 Kids

By , August 11th, 2021 10:42am

The Kansas Food Bank is honored to receive a grant from the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas for our Food 4 Kids Program in Crawford County. The Food 4 Kids program provides weekend hunger relief for children in grades kindergarten through grade eight. Their support will help more than 200 children in the upcoming school year have access to the food they need. Thank you!!!

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 & Saturday Produce Distributions 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.

The Kansas Food Bank, along with our partner pantries host produce distributions on Saturdays.

1st Saturday of the month: His Helping Hands, 1441 E 37th St N. 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 or until produce is gone.

2nd Saturday of the month: Iglesia La Resurrección, 2345 N Park Place, 7:00 am to 8:30 am.

3rd Saturday of the month: Bread of Life, 1301 E Galena, 11:30 am until produce is gone.

4th Saturday of the month: Currently no distribution – We are looking for a new partner to help with this project!

5th Saturday of the month: Any time a month has five Saturdays we are at HealthCore, 2707 E 21st St N. 9:00 am to 10:30 am or until produce is gone.