Overview

West Heights UMC partners with the Kansas Food Bank to pack food bags for students who are food insecure and may not be getting sufficient food outside of school on the weekends.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines food insecurity as households that are uncertain of having, or unable to acquire, enough food to meet basic needs of all their members because of insufficient money or other resources.  These students are identified by school staff members and enroll them in the program. Now in its tenth year, Food 4 Kids provides nearly 7,000 children with nutritious food every week.  To learn more about this program, please click here.  If you have questions about this mission program and would like more information, please click here - we will get back with you soon!

Upcoming Opportunities To Serve

The Food 4 Kids program operates from August through March each year.  During that period, West Heights has a standing reservation the first Wednesday of each month from 8am-10am.  Please click here to see what service opportunities are coming up soon!

Kansas Food Bank Volunteer Policies

Before you sign up to serve, please make sure you read these volunteer policies so that you are prepared!  This document will answer many common questions.

Where We Serve

 
 

Past Service

Would you like to see people in action serving God through the Food 4 Kids Program?  Check it out below!

3/7/2018
Wow!  Through our good friends at Way-FM 90.7, we had 23 people serve this morning for the final Food 4 Kids event for this school year!  11 of these wonderful people came to us either from the radio promotion or our Facebook event.  Although there were many new faces, we felt like one community in Christ.  This group filled 75 boxes with 600 backpack bags of food containing 8,400 individual items! 
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2/7/2018
10 energetic church members worked this cold, wintery morning, filling 65 boxes with 520 backpack bags of food containing 6,240 individual items.  Thank you for your loyal service to God and KS students!
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1/3/2018
14 faithful servants started the New Year helping KS students who are food insecure, filling 73 boxes with 584 food bags containing 8,176 food items.  Thank you for serving!!
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12/6/2017
We had 11 passionate people sign up and work this morning, filling 54 boxes with 432 food bags containing 5,616 food items.  432 students across Kansas will have food to eat on the weekend because of the love these peopled showed this morning.
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11/1/2017
Yea!  We got back to packing bags this month!  17 people (including 1 new Facebook friend!) participated this morning completing 59 1/2 boxes consisting of 476 backpack bags holding 6,664 food items. 
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10/4/2017
Food 4 Kids was "ahead of schedule" so 16 people served state-wide food agencies by sorting food and packing 67 boxes with 3.015 pounds of food items.  You have to be flexible when you serve and this team was!
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9/6/2017
13 people served KS students in need by completing 71 1/2 boxes containing 572 backpack lunch bags with 9,152 food items
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8/2/2017
In preparation for the upcoming school year, 12 people helped unpack 83 Food 4 Kids boxes containing 664 bags of 10,624 individual food items - excess from the last school year - a total reversal of what we normally do!  This food will be distributed to area food agencies.
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3/1/2017
26 people served this day completing
91 boxes, 729 bags, 11,664 food items
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2/1/2017
23 people served this day working
on TEFAP (The Emergency Food
Assistance Program) completing
324 boxes in 2 hours what normally
takes the Food Bank 2 days to do
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1/4/2017
21 people served this day completing
86+ boxes, 689 bags, 11,024 food items  
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12/7/2016 
22 people served this day completing
66 boxes, 528 bags, 8,448 food items
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