We have several volunteer opportunities available over the next couple weeks in December to help pack Food 4 Kids weekend backpacks.
Week of December 5th: 8 am to 4 pm (2 to 4 hour blocks)
Week of December 12th: 8 am to 4 pm (2 to 4 hour blocks)
And we are even opening some special late afternoon/early evening shifts for groups of 20 or more from 4 pm to 6 pm or 5 pm to 7 pm.
For more information and to schedule please contact Larry at 265-3663.
This Thursday, we’re working UBER to collect food donations for people in need this holiday season-join us! t.uber.com/ksgiveback
On Thursday, December 8
, UBER will be hitting the streets and collecting your donations of canned goods and other non-perishable food items. They will then bring your donations, free of charge, to the Kansas Food Bank
- Fire up your app on Thursday, December 8th, from 11am-2pm
- Slide right at the bottom of your screen and select the ‘GIVING’ option
- Request! If matched, we’ll be curbside in minutes to collect your donations
New to Uber? Use promo code GIVEWICHITA to get $20 off your first ride!
Just in time for the holiday season, our friends at Cargill have offered to match funding for our Food 4 Kids weekend backpack program up to $67,500.
What a great way to take advantage of doubling your dollars and help us with the ever increasing number of weekend packets that we provide to nearly 6,300 children every Friday during the school year.
Every dollar will bring us one step closer to ending childhood hunger in the communities we serve together! https://secure.qgiv.com/for/kfb/event/779607/
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.
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:
- Members must visit our website at www.dillons.com/communityrewards
- Sign in OR Create an account
- Click on “Enroll Now”
- Enter the 5-digit NPO and search
- 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!)
Here is a look back at our previous locations!
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.
1987: The first permanent food distribution center was purchased and opened on East Boston Street.
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.
Have you ever wondered just how many meals the Kansas Food Bank has helped provide? Well, we happen to have the answer!
Since the very beginning when we started service in 1984, the Kansas Food Bank has helped to provide 124,151,057 meals to hungry families and individuals.
And that is all done with the help of thousands of volunteers and supporters of our work! Thank you for helping make a difference for so many of our hungry neighbors.
Team Kansas Food Bank is gearing up for our next Mobile Pantry trip.
- Thursday, January 15, Minneola, 11:30 AM – Methodist Church
- Thursday, January 22, Concordia, TBD – 81 Club
The Kansas Food Bank will be closed beginning at NOON on Wednesday December 24th for the Christmas Holiday so our employees may enjoy time with their families. We will reopen on Monday, December 29th.
Our HungerCare partner the Lord’s Diner in Wichita will be open and providing an evening meal to anyone in need every night at both of their locations:
- Downtown – 520 N Broadway (the corner of Central and Broadway) 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
- South – 2825 S Hillside (just past Joyland) 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Bank of America “Give a Meal” campaign runs now until December 31, 2014. For every dollar donated, Bank of America will match 2:1. Be sure and select Kansas Food Bank to receive your donation and the match.
(There is a $1000 donation cap per donor. Donations can only be from individuals, not companies or foundation. Credit Card only.)
Foodtweeks has two missions: to help people eat better in a sustainable way and to fight hunger in America.
For every calorie users “tweek” form their food using the foodtweeks app on their smartphone, foodtweeks makes a donation the the Kansas Food Bank so we can distribute the same number of calories to feed a hungry family.
Use Promo Code ‘KANSASFB’ when you setup the app on your phone to designate your donations for us, and double them!
Learn more and get the app: www.foodtweeks.com