Next month you can make a food donation with The Kansas Food Bank at our June event in Wichita, Kansas.
The Kansas Food Bank provides food resources throughout 85 counties. New challenges are impacting the face of hunger as well as the services they provide because of inflation and the volatile food supply chain issues. Prices on everyday items are going up causing more Kansans to seek out help with food. More individuals, families, and senior citizens are struggling to put enough food on their plates. And as summer approaches, with students at home instead of school, families and caregivers have to come up with extra meals (10) per child.
Guests that visit their partner agencies and mobile pantries come from all backgrounds. They have a multitude of stories that have led them to ask for help. Some have experienced job loss. Many are in low wage-earning jobs and simply cannot make ends meet. Others have had
health issues causing them to not be able to provide for their family. And, the everlasting ripple effects of COVID have also created an even larger number of households needing help this past year.
On June 10th, a Food Bin will be placed near the front doors of GoCreate to collect canned goods and meals. Some of the food that is always needed, especially going into the summer include:
Canned Meats (ie: tuna or chicken)
Meals in one-type items such as Ravioli, Beefy Macaroni, etc.
Items that are easy to open and eat
Items that they cannot accept include:
50 pound bags of sugar, rice or flour
Items in glass containers
Perishable items that require refrigeration
If you’d like to donate to the Make48 Food Drive, please drop off items between June 10 - 12th. We will also have a QR code for those who would like to make a cash donation to the Kansas Food Bank. Covering over 73,000 square miles along with one of the most populated cities within Kansas, they look for a combination of high-need with low access areas. Their goal is to improve access to nutritious food among people experiencing the highest rates of food insecurity. No matter why someone is needing food, they are there to provide a very basic need, food.
The Kansas Food Bank is proud to serve as both a conduit and safety net to the community and is committed to do everything in their power to ensure that No Kansan Goes Hungry.