Wichita, KS – July 25, 2023 – The Kansas Food Bank will once again provide summer meals to children before the start of the 2023-2024 school year.
Six locations will serve as pickup sites where kids can get 5 days worth of “grab and go” meals on Mondays, July 31st and August 7th. Each child will receive a prepackaged distribution of 10 meals for the week (5 breakfasts, 5 lunches). Healthy Blue is helping fund the meal boxes.
Kids must be present to pick up, no advance registration is needed. The program is open to all kids ages 18 and under.
Meal distributions will be from Noon – 1:00 p.m.
WHAT: Filling the Gap – Spring Break Meals for Kids
WHEN: Monday, July 31st and Monday, August 7th
TIME: Noon to 1:00 PM
WHERE: Six locations listed below
- Evergreen Neighborhood Resource Center – Parking lot of 2700 N Woodland
- HealthCore Clinic – 2707 E 21st St N
Monday, July 31st, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm – COVID Vaccines and well-child/sports physicals will also be available
- Oaklawn Activity Center – 4904 S Clifton
- Haysville United Methodist Church – 601 E Grand
“Every summer there is always a gap in meal service when the federal USDA summer food program ends and when school begins. We are thrilled to work with the six community partners and Healthy Blue to distribute meal kits for kids during this two-week gap across Wichita and the surrounding area. The food bank is committed to ensuring kids have access to nutritious meals year-round and this is one way we take extra steps so children do not experience hunger.”-Brian Walker, President & CEO of the Kansas Food Bank
About the Kansas Food Bank
The Kansas Food Bank collects and distributes donated and low-cost nutritious food to more than 700 hunger relief partners in its 85-county service area. Hunger-relief partners include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, the Food4Kids backpack program, and senior box programs. In addition, the Food Bank takes a leadership role in identifying and addressing hunger needs affecting Kansans. For more information, visit www.kansasfoodbank.org.