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Kansas Bass Nation is offering the opportunity to win Brent Chapman’s 2017 Tournament Boat.  Only 1,000 tickets will be sold for $100 each.  Part of the proceeds will benefit the Kansas Food Bank along with two other great charities:  Folds of Honor and Fishing’s Future.  For more information visit www.ksbassnation.com and purchase your ticket there.

ENTRY DEADLINE WILL BE OCTOBER 31, 2017  /  DRAWING WILL BE HELD NOVEMBER 2017

ENTRANTS NEED NOT BE PRESENT IN ORDER TO WIN

COMPLETE CONTEST RULES AVAILABLE AT: 2017-win-brent-chapmans-tournament-rig

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 86065 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-300x131The 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 11 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.

Upcoming 2017 dates are:
September 16
October 21
November 18
December 16


Click here for details
Click here for details

Kansas Food Bank Blog

Final Friday Event to Benefit Food 4 Kids Program

By , August 21st, 2017 1:40pm

We are happy to announce that an art exhibit at Visual Fusion Graphic Design Studio, 623 W Douglas, will benefit our Food 4 Kids program.

“Silver Gelatin” is an exhibit of black and white photography by Wichita photographer and former art and photography instructor Dale Strattman.

A minimum of 70% of proceeds will be donated to the Kansas Food Bank Food-4-Kids Backpack Program. There will also be a donation drop-off for supplies and monetary contributions.

The exhibit will be on display and for sale through Friday, October 13th. Gallery hours are M-F 9-5 or by appointment.

Empty Bowls Coming Soon – Save the Dates!

By , August 21st, 2017 1:39pm

Empty Bowls Project is an international grassroots movement to help end hunger. Ceramic artists around the world participate every year—and so does Wichita! Every fall, Wichita State University’s Ceramics Guild, along with School of Art, Design and Creative Industries (ADCI), the Ulrich Museum of Art and many others, work under the leadership of ceramicist and educator Brenda Lichman to raise funds for the Kansas Food Bank.

It all begins with Build-a-Bowl events. Organizations as well as individuals interested in making bowls to donate are invited to ADCI’s Henrion Hall for Community Build-a-Bowl days. WSU Ceramics Guild and faculty also take the show on the road visiting Wichita-area elementary, junior high and high schools to have students make one-of-a-kind bowls. These bowls are collected, glazed and fired in preparation for the culminating event—the Empty Bowls Chili Cook-Off.

On the day of the Empty Bowls Chili Cook-Off, guests are presented with hundreds of bowls made by artists and community members, and dozens of chilies, soups and delicious desserts to try. Guests pay $20 at the door and select a ceramic bowl to keep. They take their newfound bowl, fill it with chili/soup and eat to their heart’s content.

A jury of local chefs, community leaders and President Bardo diligently sample the chilies and do the hard work of selecting winners for Best Chili, Best Vegetarian/Vegan Chili and Best Traditional Chili. Trophies are designed and custom made each year by the ADCI students.

In addition, the event also features the Wichita National Ceramics Invitational exhibtion to benefit Empty Bowls Wichita at Reuben Saunders Gallery. This juried exhibition features fine ceramics works by WSU ceramics students, alumni and professional artists. This is a great way to get a work of art while supporting the effort to end hunger in our community.

Last year, the Empty Bowls Chili Cook-Off welcomed almost 1,000 people and raised over $17,000 for the Kansas Food Bank. This event has grown every year since 2013, and this year will be the biggest yet!

All proceeds from the silent auction and ticket sales go to the Kansas Food Bank.

Check us out on Facebook @emptybowlswichita

2017 Event Information:
  • Build-a-Bowl Day | 4:00-8:00 p.m. | August 30 | Henrion Hall on Wichita State University main campus | FREE & OPEN TO PUBLIC | Parking Info
  • Open Streets ICT | Noon-4:00 p.m. | September 24 | Kansas Food Bank
  • Wichita National Ceramics Invitational | Silent Auction | 6:00-9:00 p.m. | September 29 | Reuben Saunders Gallery | FREE & OPEN TO PUBLIC
  • Heartland Table Event | 6:00 p.m. | October 14 | Kansas Food Bank
  • Empty Bowls Chili Cook-Off | 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | October 28 | Henrion Hall on Wichita State University main campus | $20 ticket | $10 with student ID | Parking Info

Eagle Scout Project Provides Great Signage for Mobile Pantries

By , August 11th, 2017 8:37am

Jarret Eagle Scout Project 2017

Jarrett Barton reached out to us regarding his Eagle Scout project almost a year ago.  He was interested in doing something for the Kansas Food Bank and wanted something that would be used a lot and make a difference.

After visiting with him, it was decided that he would like to take on the project of making signs for us that could be used on our mobile pantry distributions.  We wanted and needed something that would be sturdy enough to withstand the Kansas wind, especially in western Kansas.  Plus we needed something that would be easy to transport and store.

Jarrett did his research and came back with a design that was approved.  He then made a mock up sample for us to review.  And the finished product is absolutely amazing!  Jarrett even incorporated a recycled handle into the project as we had requested that he use some sort of recycled material in the project.

Using whiteboard we will be able to write in information on the signs about each specific distribution.  We also wanted our logo on the signs for brand recognition.

Jarrett said the total project took 305 hours to complete.  In the end, we have 15 great new signs to use at our mobile pantry distributions across the state.

We are very proud of Jarrett and want to extend our heartfelt thanks for choosing the Kansas Food Bank for his Eagle Scout Project!