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Community Rewards from Dillons

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Many people have asked us if the Kansas Food Bank is part of the new Dillons Community Rewards program and the answer is yes!

Our number is 86065 or you may simply search for Kansas Food Bank.

A customer must have 3 things to register and begin supporting KANSAS FOOD BANK:

  • A Plus card, which is available at any store by asking an associate
  • A valid email address, which can be obtained from any free online service and can be anonymous
  • A personalized account at our website, which again can be anonymous

TO ENROLL IN THE COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM:

  1. Members must visit our website at www.dillons.com/communityrewards
  2. Sign in OR Create an account
  3. Click on “Enroll Now”
  4. Enter the 5-digit NPO and search
  5. Select your Organization and click on “Enroll”

That is all shoppers need to do.  From there, donations will be distributed to the Kansas Food Bank on a quarterly basis.  (Just a note, you do have to re-enroll every February!)

 

Mobile Hygiene Pantry Ready to Roll

MobileHygienePantryLogo-300x131The Kansas Food Bank deploys its Mobile Hygiene Pantry the third Saturday of every month.

****We distribute at the Lord’s Diner South Location****

The Lord’s Diner, 2825 S Hillside

Distribution time is 9 am to 11 am.

Guests will be asked to provide their address and number of household members. Limit of 1 visit per household.

For more information please contact Debi Kreutzman at 316-265-3663.

Upcoming 2017 dates are:
November 18
December 16

Sort Room Volunteers Needed

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We have several opportunities for volunteers to assist us in the sort room.Daily we rescue food and before we can distribute it, product needs to be inspected and sorted to ensure food is safe for consumption before distributing it. Whether you’re a group or an individual, we are always in need of volunteers to assist with the sort process. Volunteers will work in shifts sorting canned and dry goods as well as beverage and hygiene items.

Shift times are available daily Monday – Friday
(We need up to ten volunteers per hour)
8:00 am to 10:00 am
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
8:00 am to 12:00 pm

HOW WE SORT

1. INSPECT 2. SORT 3. BUILD
* Inspection of product
* Sorting good product into final categories
* Building boxes of final categories
* Trash and box runners
* Clean up

SAFETY RULES
* No children under the age of 18
* Closed toe shoes must be worn at all times (Please dress appropriately for warehouse work – t-shirts/polos, pants/jeans, sneakers/boots)
* No bags/purses in the warehouse
* Please do not wear loose jewelry
* No food or drink in the warehouse

Must have the ability to stand during shift and have the ability lift 40-50 pound boxes.

Contact Larry at 316-265-3663 for information on scheduling or via email volunteer@kansasfoodbank.org.


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Holiday Food Drives are in Full Swing

By , October 31st, 2017 10:21am

It’s the time of year when everyone starts to think about food drives.  And we appreciate each and everyone of those food drives that help us provide missing meals for our hungry friends and neighbors.

If you would like to hold a food drive for us, know that we have bins, barrels, boxes and posters available for you to pickup Monday – Friday.  Just give us a call and let us know what your plans are.

We can also help pick up if you collect too much to transport in a personal vehicle.  Pickups can be arranged on Tuesdays and Thursdays only by calling us at 265-3663, ask for Debi.

 

Holiday Happenings to Support the Kansas Food Bank!

By , October 31st, 2017 10:14am

Grab your loved ones and take a sleigh ride down to Century II Convention Hall! The Wichita Symphony presents their annual gift to the community, the Spirit of the Season Free Family Holiday Concert sponsored by our friends at Spirit AeroSystems on Tuesday, December 5th, 7:30 p.m.  This one-hour concert will celebrate the sounds of the holiday season with your favorite Christmas carols and holiday hits performed by your Wichita Symphony. Canned food donations for the Kansas Food Bank will be accepted.

It’s time for Good Old St. Nick to visit the City of Wichita again!  The annual Wichita Park & Recreation’s “A Night with Santa” event will be on Thursday, December 7th at Century II Exhibition/Convention Halls from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  Come join in the celebration and bring along canned or dry non-perishable items for the Kansas Food Bank.

Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Efforts

By , August 29th, 2017 9:41am

The Kansas Food Bank is part of a Feeding America disaster response team to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. If you would like to help with disaster relief efforts, please click here to make financial donations to our friends at Feeding Texas or click here to make a donation to Feeding America.

Donations

A financial contribution to a recognized disaster relief organization is the most effective donation to make. Public and private sector support of these voluntary organizations with financial contributions helps to ensure a steady flow of important services to our residents who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. A financial contribution:

  • Is the most needed and most efficient way of helping those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
  • Allows voluntary organizations to fund response and recovery efforts, obtain goods and services locally, and provide direct financial assistance to Hurricane Harvey survivors to meet their own needs.
  • Allows you to make a financial contribution to the voluntary organization of your choice.

If you need help in determining who to give to, the Texas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (Texas VOAD) website has a list of vetted disaster relief organizations who are providing services to their residents. Texas VOAD represents more than three dozen faith-based, community, nonprofit and non-governmental organizations. Unsolicited donated goods, such as used clothing, miscellaneous household items, and mixed or perishable foodstuffs, require helping agencies to redirect valuable resources away from providing services to sort, package, transport, warehouse, and distribute items that may not meet the needs of disaster survivors.

Volunteering

If you wish to volunteer in response to Hurricane Harvey, please visit the Texas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster website for a list of more than three dozen faith-based, community, nonprofit and non-governmental organizations that include volunteer engagement as a key component of their operations.

Please be patient and do not self deploy, as unexpectedly showing up to any of the communities that have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey will create an additional burden for first responders.

Although the need is great, and desire to help strong, it is important for residents to avoid donating material goods or self-deploying to help until our communities are safe and public officials and disaster relief organizations have had an opportunity to assess the damage and identify what the specific unmet needs are. Please continue to monitor this website for updated information.

It is the generous spirit of our residents, nonprofits organizations, faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, private sector partners, and governmental agencies and partners working in a coordinated effort that will most effectively and efficiently help Texans recovery from Hurricane Harvey.

For more information on local efforts visit http://www.news9.com/story/36230853/ways-to-donate-to-and-help-with-harvey-relief.