Filling the Gap Lunches for Kids

Summer 2019:  July 29-August 9

Snack Donation Day at the Food Bank: July 19 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

Some of Wichita's most vulnerable children face the risk of hunger during vacations. Partners for Wichita, Kansas Food Bank, and caring people are partners in meeting this hunger need.

 

Filling the Gap reaches hungry kids during spring break and the last weeks of summer because hunger does not take a vacation!

 

There is a day for collecting healthy snacks at the Kansas Food Bank before each session of Filling the Gap Lunches for Kids. Items include individual fruit and pudding cups, beef sticks, cheese and cracker dippers, healthy snack bars, raisins, nuts, and other nutritious, kid-friendly, individually packaged snacks. 

Following is the suggested shopping list:

 

Suggested snacks "shopping list" four per page

 

Partners for Wichita, area congregations, agencies, organizations, and individuals come together to serve free nutritious lunches for children and youth during Spring Break and the last weeks of summer vacation before school starts. We reach about 800 children and youth a day with healthy meals, fresh fruit, and snacks. During 2019 Spring Break, 3962 meals were served. and during the last two weeks of summer vacation in 2018, 7987 meals were served!  

 

Vision screening is offered by Medical Service Bureau at several locations. 

 

Hula hoops add exercise and fun along with healthy meals.

 

Books are given to take home, thanks to a wonderful donation from AT&T Pioneers. 

 

One mother said, "This makes a big difference to my children and our family!"

 

A child wrote, "Thank you for helping me with a very good lunch."

 

Another mother said, "Thank you for these meals. It means I don't have to worry about how to feed my kids these days."  

 

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Groups, congregations, individuals, businesses, and foundations make this possible with donations of funds, healthy snacks and volunteers. Looking ahead, funds may be donated on this website or mailed to Partners for Wichita (designate Filling the Gap Lunches), 925 N. Waco. Wichita, KS 67203. 

 

These are the Summer 2019 sites:

 

Delano Location
New Covenant UMC (1710 W. Douglas)

 

North/Northwest Locations
Evergreen Neighborhood Resource Center (2700 N. Woodland)
Inter-Faith Ministries Villa Court (930 N. Market)
Mt. Olive Tabernacle of Praise (909 N. St. Paul St.)
St. Paul’s UMC (1356 N. Broadway)

 

Northeast Locations
Atwater Neighborhood Resource Center (2755 E. 19th St. N.) 
Dellrose UMC (1502 N. Dellrose)
The Center (at Iasis) (1914 E. 11th St. N.)
Tabernacle COGIC (1502 E. 17th St. N.)

Urban League of Kansas (2418 E. 9th St. N.)

 

South/Southeast Locations
Colvin Neighborhood Resource Center (2820 S. Roosevelt) 
Hilltop Urban Church (910 S. Bluffview Dr.)
Salvation Army Citadel Corps (1739 S. Elpyco St.)

 

South/Southwest Locations
Cross Point Free Will Baptist Church (1515 E. Harry) 
Dawson UMC (2741 S. Laura)
Salvation Army Orchard Corps (1910 S. Everett)

 

West Location
West Heights UMC (745 N. Westlink Ave.)

 

Oaklawn Location
Oaklawn Activity Center Cafeteria (4904 S Clifton) 

 

Haysville Location
Haysville United Methodist Church (601 E. Grand)
 

 

Contact  Sheila Cairns, 316-263-1389, sheila@partnersforwichita.org.  

Contributions (tax-deductible) may be given securely online through the DONATE tab above or mailed to Partners for Wichita, designated "Filling the Gap Lunches," 925 N. Waco, Wichita, KS 67203. 

 

We applaud these partners (and many more) who reach out to children and youth who are "food insecure" and at health risk. They help "fill the hunger gap" and let our kids know someone cares about them!

Join with partners like these…
 

Kansas Food Bank

www.kansasfoodbank.org

 

Kansas Health Foundation

kansashealth.org

 

Medical Service Bureau

msbmedlinks.org

 

West Wichita Lions Health Van

www.lionsclubs.org

 

Congregation of St. Joseph

www.csjoseph.org/wichita_kansas

 

Congregation Emanu-El

emanuelict.org

 

Hillside Christian Church

www.hillsidecc.org

 

Eastminster Presbyterian Church

www.eastminster.org

 

Intrust Bank Arena employees

 

Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church

www.mtvernonpresby.org

 

 

Spirit AeroSystems

Good Neighbor Fund

 

University Congregational Church

ucchurch.org

 

Atwater Neighborhood Resource Center

www.wichita.gov

 

Colvin Neighborhood Resource Center

www.wichita.gov

 

Cross Point Baptist Church

crosspointfwbc.com

 

Dellrose United Methodist Church

dellrose.org

 

Evergreen Neighborhood Resource Center

www.wichita.gov

 

Grant Chapel AME Church

grantchapelamewichita.yolasite.com

 

Haysville United Methodist Church

www.haysvilleumc.org

 

Inter-Faith Ministries

interfaithwichita.org 

 

 

 

New Covenant United Methodist Church

www.newcovumc.org

 

Praise Chapel South

Facebook page

 

Reformation Lutheran Church

reformation-lutheran.org

  

Salvation Army - Orchard Corps

centralusa.salvationarmy.org/wichita

 

Tabernacle C.O.G.I.C.

Facebook page

 

True Word Full Gospel Church

 

Urban League of Kansas

kansasul.org

 

Lighthouse Church

www.lhcchurch.com 

 

and many more!

PARTNERS FOR WICHITA

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