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!
Five cents has never gone so far, when Taco Bueno restaurants turn this year’s Cinco de Mayo celebration into Cinco de Bueno. On Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5, participating Taco Bueno restaurants will debut an improved, bolder queso for only five cents a serving with the proceeds going to the Kansas Food Bank. And the richer, tastier queso isn’t all that will be bueno on that date. Taco Bueno will match all sales from the new queso offer for the participating eight food banks, making the day even “More Bueno.”
Vote Today, and every day now through the end of April for the Kansas Food Bank to win a $45,000 grant to help in the Fight to End Child Hunger! Be a Hunger Hero!
Partners for Wichita and the Kansas Food Bank are providing meals for children at 14 sites across Wichita during spring break for children March 14th – March 22nd. Lunch will be available daily between noon and 1:00 pm.
1. Evergreen Neighborhood City Hall, 2700 N Woodland St
2. Fairview Christian Church, 1650 Fairview St
3. Inter-Faith Ministries Villa Court, 930 N Market
4. New Covenant Church, 1718 W Douglas
5. Atwater Neighborhood City Hall, 2755 E 19th St N
6. Urban League, 2418 E 9th St
7. Trueword Full Gospel Baptist, 1108 N Oliver
8. Grant Chapel, 2750 N Hillside
9. Victory Community of Faith, 812 S Oliver
10. Colvin Neighborhood City Hall, 2820 S Roosevelt
11. *Lighthouse Community Church, 3407 E 47th St S
12. Stanley Aley Neighborhood City Hall, 1749 S Martinson
13. *St. Anne’s Catholic Church, 2801 S Seneca
14. Cross Point Baptist Church, 1515 E Harry
(*will serve Mon-Fri only March 18-22)
This month we want to acknowledge the hard work of Manna Ministry in Arkansas City, and the great work they’ve done to develop a community of strong supporters for the work they do.
In addition to serving over 300 families each month at their pantry, one of the important tasks that they have risen to is grocery store rescue. In Arkansas City they have a Country Mart, Dillons, and Walmart and the folks at Manna Ministry have managed their relationship with these important donors very well.
One of the struggles our agencies who participate in a grocery rescue program face is having enough refrigerator and freezer space to store the product they receive. Even though they had 10 dedicated freezers, they didn’t have enough space to meet the need, and not nearly enough space for refrigerated perishables like produce and milk.
Because of their hard work they managed this past year to buy and install a large walk-in cooler and freezer that has made a world of difference in their ability to continue to grow their program for their community. In 2012 they rescued over 88,000 lbs of food from the grocery stores in their community making them truly an agency worth our spotlight.