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Time to Think About Summer Meals

As the new year gets started it is time to think about meals for kids when school is not in session and summer arrives.

The Kansas Food Bank is working with the Kansas Department of Education to help rural communities provide meals for children during the summer.  For more information, please contact Debi at 316-265-3663.

 

Mobile Hygiene Pantry Ready to Roll

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The Kansas Food Bank will deploy its next Mobile Hygiene Pantry on Saturday, March 21st.

****WE ARE WILL BE AT A NEW LOCATION FOR JANUARY****

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.

The Great American Milk Drive

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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.  


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Kansas Food Bank Blog

Neighbor 2 Neighbor Food Drive

By , February 26th, 2015 5:05pm

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The third annual food drive,  jointly hosted by the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Dillon’s food stores, the Kansas Food Bank, Harvesters – The Community Food Network,  the Second Harvest Community Food Bank and the Kansas agricultural community, started today, March 2 and run through the end of the month. Our goal this year is to collect more than 85,000 meals.

HOW TO DONATE

Visit your local participating Dillon’s Food Store to make a donation to the Neighbor 2 Neighbor food drive. Food and monetary donations will be accepted.  

Dillon’s stores participating in the Kansas Food Bank 85 county service area include:

Andover
Arkansas City
Augusta
Colby
Derby
Dodge City
El Dorado
Emporia
Garden City
Great Bend
Hays
Hutchinson
Junction City
Larned
Liberal
McPherson
Mulvane
Newton
Pittsburg
Pratt
Salina
St John
Sterling
Wellington
Wichita
Winfield

WHERE DOES MY DONATION GO?

KDA and Dillon’s Food Stores are partnering with Kansas Food Bank, Harvesters – The Community Food Network and Second Harvest Community Food Bank to ensure that the Neighbor to Neighbor food drive reaches every Kansas community. The food banks guarantee that a donation made at your local Dillon’s Food Store will be re-distributed within your community.

Community Rewards from Dillons

By , February 12th, 2015 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.