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!

3/1/2017
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
85+ boxes, 629 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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11/2/2016
13 people served this day completing
63 boxes, 506 bags, 8,096 food items
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10/5/2016
12 people served this day completing
50 boxes, 404 bags, 6,464 food items
Part of the team worked on a different project bagging 6 different food items.  They completed 161 of those bags.  
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9/1/2016
20 people served this day
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2/16/2016
21 people served this day
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