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Filling the Gap Update

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With the Federal Summer Food Program drawing to a close, the Kansas Food Bank and Partners for Wichita are stepping forward to ensure that children who depend on the summer food program do not go hungry.  The Federal program officially ends July 29th and school begins August 17th.  That leaves just over a two week gap when children who depend on the summer feeding program have to find other alternatives.

This year, with the help of Partners for Wichita, the program has expanded to five locations.

Atwater Neighborhood City Hall, 2755 E 19th St North, 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm
Aley Park Shelter, 1803 S Seneca, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Colvin Neighborhood City Hall, 2820 S Roosevelt, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Evergreen Neighborhood City Hall, 2700 N Woodland, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
St. Mark Church of God in Christ, 1018 N Dellrose, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

“We are thrilled to work with Partners for Wichita on expanding this program allowing us to reach more children who are at risk of going hungry during this time frame” stated Brian Walker, President and CEO, of the Kansas Food Bank.

Sack lunches will be provided at each of the five locations to children ages 18 and under.  With the assistance of volunteers from Partners for Wichita approximately 500 children will be served each day.  Donations from local individuals, congregations and grants from Cargill Cares and Share Our Strength have provided funding for this project.