Our prayers and thoughts go out to our friends and sister food bank in Oklahoma City. We are on stand-by as needed for disaster services. At this time we are following the lead of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.
For now, they have discouraged donations of clothing and supplies due to the burden of securing warehouse space and volunteers to work the donated product. Per their instructions the most effective impact can be made with financial donations to the rescue, recovery and disaster relief efforts with donations of cash to your favorite responding charity that way they can purchase the items they need.
To make a tax deductible donation to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, text FOOD to 32333 to give $10 to relief efforts.
We are honored to announce that the Kansas Food Bank has received $100,000 from CoBank in 2013. As a mission-based lender and Government Sponsored Enterprise, CoBank is committed to serving as a good corporate citizen. The bank is an active supporter of charitable causes around the country, particularly in communities where its associates, directors and customers live and work.
In 2012 when CoBank merged with U.S. Ag Bank in Wichita, CoBank committed to a three year donation of $50,000 each year to the Kansas Food Bank for food procurement and distribution.
In addition, this year CoBank has committed an additional $100,000 over the next two years to assist us with our rural programs serving drought stricken counties.
We are thankful to CoBank for supporting our mission and work.
When school is not in session, many kids wonder where their next meal will come from. Thanks to our community partnerships you can help ensure children have access to meals during the summer.
Filling the Gap – Summer Meals – Wichita
Partners for Wichita will be offering meals after the Summer Food Service Program ends in July at 13 locations across the Wichita area.
El Dorado Lunchboxes
Starting in the summer months when school lets out El Dorado Lunchboxes will begin. In partnership with USD 490 and Kids Need 2 Eat (KN2E), the Kansas Food Bank will help provide shelf stable meals that children in El Dorado will be eligible for during July & August.
Pawnee County Extension Summer Food Buddies
During the summer, the Pawnee County Extension will be sponsoring Summer Food Buddies to assist children with shelf stable, kid friendly meals that they can easily open and eat.