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.
We are in the process of completing the 2014 Hunger in America study with Feeding America.
This study, conducted every 4 years, is the largest study of its kind and produces the very best data on hunger in America and the impact it has on real families and their day-to-day lives. The study is done by all 202 food banks across the country, and this year involves over 45,000 hunger relief agencies (pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, etc.).
The first phase of the study involves the completion of a very comprehensive survey by each of those agencies, gathering important information about how they operate, the services they provide in their communities, and the impact they have on families. We are proud to announce that we were in the top 8 food banks nationally who had 100% of their agencies complete this survey on-time, preparing us to move on to the next phase later this year.
Phase two involves volunteers going out across the state and interviewing clients at our agencies to ask them about hunger and how it’s impacted their family, and how agencies and the Food Bank are helping them to feed their family. If you are interested in being one of these volunteers, please contact us and ask to talk to Denise, our Hunger Study Coordinator at 265-3663.
Visit the Hunger Stats page to see the results of the 2010 Hunger Study.