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Food Drives Provide Missing Meals

By , January 4th, 2017 9:09am

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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.

Kansas Food Bank Helps Reduce Food Waste With Food Rescue Program

By , January 3rd, 2017 8:17am

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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.

Cox Charities Community Investment Grant Benefits Food 4 Kids Program

By , December 20th, 2016 9:49am

We are pleased to announce that the Food 4 Kids program received $5,000 from the Cox Charities Community Investment Grant for 2016.  The Community Grant provides funds for programs that focus on youth and Food 4 Kids fits the bill.  Every week we provide over 6,000 weekend packets of food to chronically hungry children.  This grant will help us keep children fed when school meals are not available.

Food 4 Kids Program Benefits from GSCF

By , December 17th, 2016 8:54am

December 17, 2016 – The Kansas Food Bank is a pleased to announce that we are a recipient of a $4,000 grant from the Greater Salina Community Foundation.  Funds will be used to provide weekend food packets for chronically hungry children in Saline County via our Food 4 Kids backpack program.  This grant will provide 7,376 meal packets.

Volunteers Have Answered the Call!

By , December 13th, 2016 4:01pm

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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.

UBER Makes Getting Food To Us EASY!

By , December 13th, 2016 4:00pm

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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.
GIVE BACK:

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!

A Look Back Over the Past 30 Years

By , January 5th, 2015 10:10am

Here is a look back at our previous locations!

Very first building

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.

Second Bldg on Boston

1987:  The first permanent food distribution center was purchased and opened on East Boston Street.

Current building

 

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.

A Bit of Food Bank Trivia!

By , January 5th, 2015 9:05am

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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.

Mobile Pantry Schedule – 2015

By , January 5th, 2015 9:00am

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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

A Matching Grant Opportunity for Food 4 Kids – $75,000!

By , December 1st, 2014 8:00am

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 $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!

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