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A Matching Grant Opportunity for Food 4 Kids – $80,000!

By , December 5th, 2013 12:16pm

Logo:  Food 4 KidsJust 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!

Driving for Dollars at Lubbers

By , December 3rd, 2013 8:38am

Lubbers 2013

 

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 Generous Gift

By , October 31st, 2013 10:16am

Hizmet Relief 10-2013

 

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.

A 90th Birthday Celebration Benefits the Kansas Food Bank

By , August 26th, 2013 10:43am

Virginia Bayouth

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!

Virginia 90 birthday

Kids doing good!

By , August 2nd, 2013 8:22am

Mario

 

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!

 

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Letter Carriers Food Drive a SUCCESS!

By , April 30th, 2013 11:23am

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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!

 

We Did It!

By , April 30th, 2013 9:52am

Logo:  Food 4 KidsThe 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!

 

New Queso Dip to Benefit Kansas Food Bank

By , April 29th, 2013 1:44pm

bueno-logo-transparentFive 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.”

By , April 1st, 2013 10:40am

FightingHungerIconVote 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!

Spring Break – Filling the Gap Meal Sites 2013

By , February 28th, 2013 8:38am

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.

Northwest:

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

Northeast:

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

Southeast:

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

Southwest:

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)

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