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Mobile Hygiene Pantry Ready to Roll

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The Kansas Food Bank will deploy its next Mobile Hygiene Pantry on Saturday, September 17th.

****We will still be 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.

September is Hunger Action Month

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September is Hunger Action Month a time to raise awareness about hunger in every community we serve. It is a time to Advocate, Donate and Volunteer!

Tours of our facility, 1919 E Douglas, will be offered all month long. This is a great way to see how we help provide over 12 million meals a year to our hungry neighbors across our 85 county service area.

We are also encouraging everyone to stop by, just for a few minutes and take a photo with our Hunger Action Month Plate. Then share that photo on your social media with #HungerActionMonth. You have the opportunity to write on the plate about what you can’t do on an empty stomach:

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And you can also tell us what you can do:

Empty Plate Advocate

Help tell the story of hunger. Encourage others to get involved.

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Host a food and fund drive to benefit the Kansas Food Bank!

Sort Room Volunteers Needed

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CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!

September is Hunger Action Month (HAM) and we are gearing up with volunteer opportunities!  As we celebrate HAM, we would like to share some of the available opportunities that will be crucial in helping us continue to provide the best HungerCare we can.  Come check out how you can be of assistance!

We have several opportunities for volunteers to assist us in the sort room.Daily we rescue food and before we can distribute it, product needs to be inspected and sorted to ensure food is safe for consumption before distributing it. Whether you’re a group or an individual, we are always in need of volunteers to assist with the sort process. Volunteers will work in shifts sorting canned and dry goods as well as beverage and hygiene items.Shift times are available daily Monday – Friday
(We need up to ten volunteers per hour)
8:00 am to 10:00 am
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
8:00 am to 12:00 pm

HOW WE SORT

1. INSPECT 2. SORT 3. BUILD
* Inspection of product
* Sorting good product into final categories
* Building boxes of final categories
* Trash and box runners
* Clean up

SAFETY RULES
* No children under the age of 18
* Closed toe shoes must be worn at all times (Please dress appropriately for warehouse work – t-shirts/polos, pants/jeans, sneakers/boots)
* No bags/purses in the warehouse
* Please do not wear loose jewelry
* No food or drink in the warehouse

Must have the ability to stand during shift and have the ability lift 40-50 pound boxes.

Contact Larry at 316-265-3663 for information on scheduling or via email volunteer@kansasfoodbank.org.


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Kansas Food Bank Blog

Kansas Food Bank Helps Reduce Food Waste With Food Rescue Program

By , January 6th, 2016 8:17am

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Here is a great story about how the Kansas Food Bank is helping reduce food waste every day while helping feed people.  Recently Heartland Health Monitor Bryan Thompson spent time with our of our drivers on the road seeing exactly what we do as part of our food rescue program.

Community Rewards from Dillons

By , January 4th, 2016 2:47pm

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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!)

 

A Look Back Over the Past 30 Years

By , January 5th, 2015 10:10am

Here is a look back at our previous locations!

Very first building

1984:  The Kansas Food Bank began operating out of a temporary rented space in Wichita. It partnered with 16 agencies to distribute nutritious food to families, children and seniors experiencing hunger.

Second Bldg on Boston

1987:  The first permanent food distribution center was purchased and opened on East Boston Street.

Current building

 

2006:  The Kansas Food Bank moved to its current location on East Douglas Street. The new site is much larger, enabling us to double our food distribution capacity.