Wichita Food Share: Occasional gatherings of food & meals assistance
providers.
 Congregations, organizations, and agencies that give emergency
food assistance or provide meals for the community are invited to get together,
network, share ideas and resources, and discover ways to serve neighbors in
need most effectively. Wichita Food Share is an opportunity to share good
ideas on providing health food options to encourage healthy eating habits.
Important idea to follow: Area-wide "Healthy Food Drive" will collect donations
of healthy foods in September for assistance for neighbors in need In
partnership with Kansas Food Bank. Mail collection date: September 18, 8:00
a.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Kansas Food Bank. See
"Projects" for details..

Blessings abound for children and youth - Food, fun, and health services
Filling the Gap Lunches for Kids
The community came together and served about 9,700 lunches
for children & youth at risk of hunger (about 790 each day) during
the last 2 weeks of summer vacation, July 28 - August 8. During
Spring Break we served another 4513 meals! 15 congregations
and community centers in Wichita, Oaklawn, and Haysville
opened their doors to welcome young people.

                                  Partners Lions Clubs and Medical
                                  S
ervice Bureau offered a variety of health
                                   
and vision screenings, and one congregation                
one                            donated 500 books for children. It was fun at one site
                                   
where guests and volunteers joined in line dancing
and
                            crafts.
                                   Planning is happening now for
                                   "Filling the Gap Lunches for
                                   Kids" for Spring Break 2015.
Contributions are needed now, and snack items
and volunteers will be needed later. See "Projects"
for details, or contact  
Danielle Ramirez,
Coordinator, danielle@partnersforwichita.org, 316-263-1389.

Bags of Blessings collection of personal care items was a great success in
February. More than 1640 gallon-size bags were packed with 14 essential
items. The Bags of Blessings reached out to men, women, and children
through 33 helping agencies and programs - all thanks to many caring donors.
See "Projects for details."






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Partners for Wichita works for
the well-being and peace of the
community by building
partnerships among neighbors,
social service agencies, and
congregations.

Partners for Wichita connects
neighbors, congregations, and
helping organizations through
Samaritan Community programs
and Safe Streets Wichita..

Partners for Wichita
925 N. Waco
Wichita, KS 67203

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