Wichita Food Share: Occasional gatherings of food & meals assistance
 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.
On May 19 at Riverwalk Church of Christ, speakers and
food assistance pantry providers shared good ideas on providing health food
options to encourage healthy eating habits. Important idea to follow: Area-wide
promotion for donations of healthy foods  in September for assistance for
neighbors in need. Watch for future info.

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.

Filling the Gap Lunches for Kids
The community came together and served lunches for children & youth at
risk of hunger during l
ast 2 weeks of Summer vacation, July 28 - August 8..
                      At 1
5 locations, weekdays,  in  Wichita, Oaklawn, and
                      Haysville, the community
will provide 8,000 - 9,000 free lunches
                       and snacks to around 700 children and youth each day.  
  How to make this happen?
 Contributions now (to Partners for Wichita or Kansas Food          
Bank (both tax-deductible), designated for "Filling the Gap             
Lunches." $25 gives 10 box lunches. We hope to give 9,000
this summer!!
Donations are needed of snack foods (bananas, cuties oranges, fruit &
pudding cups, wrapped
healthy snack bars) during the days of the lunches.  
Filling the Gap Lunches for Kids Project Coordinator:
Danielle Ramirez, Program Specialist,
danielle@partnersforwichita.org, 316-263-1389.

Filling the Gap Lunches for Kids Locations
North locations
Evergreen Neighborhood City Hall, 2700 N. Woodland
(near 27th & N. Arkansas)
Inter-Faith Ministries Villa Court

Northeast locations:
Atwater Neighborhood City Hall, 2755 E. 19th
Dellrose Church, 14th & N. Oliver
Tabernacle Church of God in Christ
True Word Church, 1108 N. Oliver (10th & N. Oliver),
Urban League of Kansas, 2418 E. 9th   

South & Southeast locations:
Colvin Neighborhood City Hall, 2820 S. Roosevelt
Hilltop Community Center, 1329 S. Terrace (near Harry)
Victory Community of Faith Church, 812 S. Oliver           
Oaklawn: Lighthouse Church, 3401 E. 47 St. S.,  

South/Southwest locations
Cross Point Church, 1515 E. Harry,
New Covenant Church, 1718 W. Douglas,
Salvation Army Orchard Park
Haysville Methodist Church, 601 E. Grand

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

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

Call 316.263.1389

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“Safe Streets Wichita

Donations, volunteers, and
ideas are always welcome!

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Partners for Wichita is a 501c3
not-for-profit organization.  
Contributions are tax-