Food 4 Kids
We get all sorts of donations here. This guy came to us from our friends at Costco and is now on his way to one of our partner agencies.
The Kansas Food Bank will deploy its next Mobile Hygiene Pantry on Saturday, October 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.
According to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, milk is one of the items most requested by food bank clients, yet there is a nationwide shortage because it is rarely donated. That will soon change, thanks to The Great American Milk Drive, the first-ever national program to help deliver highly desired and nutrient-rich gallons of milk to hungry families who need it most.
Hunger impacts 1 in 6 Americans, including 12.5 million families who do not have access to adequate nourishment to help them reach their full potential. Hunger has no boundaries and is a problem that exists in urban, suburban and rural communities.
Map the Meal Gap shows how hunger impacts every county in the country. With its network of more than 200 food banks and 61,000 food pantries, soup kitchens and emergency shelters throughout the country, Feeding America helps provide food to families in need – including many in Kansas.
It’s been a challenge for Feeding America to meet the demand for milk due to the lack of donations – canned goods and other non-perishable items are more likely to be donated. Now, it’s going to be easier for Kansas residents to lend a hand and contribute nutritious milk to food insecure families.
With a simple click of a mouse (www.milklife.com/give) or text message (text “Milk” to 27722), it will now be possible to buy much-needed milk and donate it for as little as $5.00 to a family who does not have regular access to milk. By entering your zip code, you can ensure that the milk is delivered from the farm to the Kansas Food Bank.
Kansas Food Bank Blog
September is Hunger Action Month and there are several ways you can get involved in the fight against hunger!
We will be hosting an Open House on Thursday, September 17th between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 7 p.m. Come join us for a look at how we strive to feed over 215,000 hungry neighbors each year.
PINTS 2 GALLONS – Did you know that milk is one of the most requested items by food bank clients? On average, food banks are only able to provide the equivalent of less than one gallon of milk per person per year.
This September, help put milk on the table of hungry families by participating in the Pints to Gallons campaign. Pints to Gallons allows our community to become involved in the Great American Milk Drive. Simply fill out this Collection Container request form and make a plan to pick up your collection container(s) from the Kansas Food Bank. The goal is to have all the collection containers returned to the Kansas Food Bank by September 30th, the conclusion of Hunger Action Month. For more details here’s a flyer HelpTurnPintstoGallons Flyer explaining how Pints to Gallons works or you may email our VISTA Rhianna.
SEPTEMBER IS SPOONTEMBER – Cheeky and Target are joining forces to help raise awareness of hunger. Just balance a spoon on your nose, take a selfie and post on social media with #spoontember @FeedingAmerica or @Cheeky_Home. Want a special orange spoon? Stop by the Kansas Food Bank to pick one up, or you can purchase them at Target. For every Cheeky product purchased, a meal will be donated to Feeding America.
CEREAL DRIVE – And since we are on a milk and spoon kick, let’s add some cereal for breakfast! We will be collecting boxed and bagged cereal at the food bank during the month of September. Drop off your donation and help us fill our giant cereal bowl this month. Along with milk, cereal is one of the most requested items that our pantry partners ask for.
DINE 2 DONATE – Granite City East and West locations in Wichita are filling the plate for Hunger Action Month. On Friday, September 18th, they will donate 20% of your total tab when you tell your server you are there to Dine 2 Donate for the Kansas Food Bank. Flyers are available at the food bank or you may show them this image on your smartphone.
Please join us in welcoming three new members to the Kansas Food Bank this summer. Jacob Funschelle, Chisholm Branscum and Miles Thompson are all serving as Summer VISTA’s for ten weeks. They will be assisting with the USDA Summer Feeding Program across the state. We are thrilled to have them on board!
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:
TO ENROLL IN THE COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM:
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!)