This past year was exceptionally busy for us at the Kansas Food Bank and we would like to take this time to extend our heartfelt thanks to each and every one who helped us.
To our donors: your financial support means so much to us. We are honored that you believe in us and and trust that your dollars are put to good use.
To our volunteers: you make our work go so quickly. We could not do what we do without the countless hours you spend helping us.
To our food drive coordinators: you help us collect food that us so greatly needed. Every can, every box makes such a difference.
To our food donors: your donations put missing meals on the table for children, families and seniors. We are so thankful for your generosity.
To our partner agencies: you fight the fight with us daily. We are grateful for your commitment to our mission.
Together this past year because of something you did for or with us, we provided over 10 million meals to our hungry friends and neighbors. It is no small task and we are blessed to have you be a part of the Kansas Food Bank family. Thank you!
In the fall of 2012, the Kansas Food Bank unveiled Bob Box a program designed to fight senior hunger. The program started in 25 Northwest Kansas Counties. During the first year over 1,500 seniors received support from this program. Bob Box is designed to help seniors who experience hunger but are too proud to ask for assistance. These are seniors who would rather go without before seeking help.
We are happy to announce that Phase II, an additional 24 counties in Southwest Kansas are on board. Local county health departments and senior centers help us with distributing boxes to seniors in need in their respective counties.
Support Bob Box by making a donation today.
The Kansas Food Bank will close at noon on Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 and reopen on Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 so our employees may enjoy the Holidays with their families.
Our HungerCare partner the Lord’s Diner 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
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 $80,000. This is the largest matching gift the Kansas Food Bank has ever received.
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 over 7,000 children every Friday during the school year.
Click here to have your donation count towards this matching opportunity!
During the month of December our friends at Lubbers will be donating $5 for every test drive at all their locations. So why not go take a spin for the Kansas Food Bank!
944 N. Main, Cheney, KS 67025
220 W. Hwy 54, Andover KS 67002
1215 East 30th, Hutchinson 67502
A group of Turkish-Kansans here in Wichita celebrated the Eid al Adha two weeks ago, the Feast of Sacrifice.
They participate in an organization called Hizmet Relief. Part of that mission is to provide hunger relief. Locally this group selected the Kansas Food Bank and brought us 500 pounds of meat to help families in our community.
Hizmet Relief is a non-for-profit and charity organization that organize relief campaigns, collect donations to help needy people in US and around the globe.
Virginia Bayouth decided when she turned 90 she would have a party and collect food for the Kansas Food Bank. To honor her, guests brought gifts of non-perishable food that was donated to the Kansas Food Bank. Virginia is a strong believer that she should always help others who need help. And since she says she has everything she needs, this was the perfect solution to “What do you want for your 90th birthday?”. Way to go Virginia!
Kids this summer are doing great things with their birthday money! While most of us take our birthday day money and buy something we want, two extraordinary young people donated their birthday money to the Kansas Food Bank to give back to others. Pictured above is Mario who provided 420 meals with his birthday money. And below is Eloise who donated her birthday money on her 5th birthday two years ago and again this year on her 7th birthday! These kids are doing great things in their young lives!
Our heartfelt “Thanks” to everyone who donated to make the Letter Carriers Food Drive a success! This year with your help, the Kansas Food Bank and our partner agencies across the state received over 309,000 pounds of food equating to over a quarter million meals. We appreciate all the letter carriers, postal workers, drivers and volunteers who made this happen. And of course, we can’t forget our friends at NetApp who provided special blue collection bags to 19 communities!
The Kansas Food Bank received enough Facebook votes to receive $45,000 for our Food 4 Kids backpack program. The top 40 food banks with the most votes, each received funding. Thanks to all of our Facebook friends who voted! We could not have won this award without your votes!