Community Giving Day at Whole Foods is coming up on Monday, January 23rd. They will donate 5% of all proceeds that day to the Kansas Food Bank. This is a great way to help your Kansas Food Bank while doing your grocery shopping.
In addition, they are collecting food items for the Food 4 Kids weekend backpack program. Then on Wednesday, January 25th they will be holding a packing event to pack 250 special Food 4 Kids bags.
The Holiday Food Drive totals are in. This year an amazing 108,304 pounds of food was collected during the Holiday Food Drive season!
That equates to over 90,000 meals being provided.
Thank you to everyone who participated in a food drive helping to ensure meals are provided for our hungry neighbors.
Spring Break 2017, is just around the corner. That means kids will be out of school and the meals they regularly rely on will not be available to them.
Thanks to our partnership with Partners for Wichita, kids in Wichita, Haysville and Oaklawn will once again have a place to get a free lunch. Fifteen lunch sites will be available March 20-24, 2017.
Volunteers are needed to help deliver shelf stable meals, snacks and fresh fruit the week before and during Spring Break. For more information contact LaVeta at 316-265-3663.
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.
We have had an overwhelming response to the call needing volunteers. We have had so much response that right now we are scheduling into next year! Our deepest “THANKS” to everyone who helped us pack Food 4 Kids packets so we could get all our deliveries made this month. And an even bolder “THANKS” to those groups that let us reschedule them when we needed to. We could not do what we do without such dedicated and compassionate volunteers.
For more information and to schedule in 2017 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!
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
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 $75,000.
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 7,000 children every Friday during the school year.
Click here to have your donation count towards this matching opportunity!