West Heights UMC, in partnership with Partners for Wichita and the Kansas Food Bank, is the only west-side site in Wichita for this program.  Some of Wichita’s most vulnerable children face the risk of hunger during the weeks of spring break and after the summer school feeding program ends and school begins.  Filling the Gap serve free nutritious lunches to these children and youth.  The program reaches about 800 children and youth a day.  During Spring Break 2017, over 4,000 free lunches were served in Wichita. Vision screening was offered by Medical Service Bureau at at several locations.  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

Filling The Gap operates during spring break and the weeks just before school begins each year.  Anyone with a loving heart can serve.  People are needed for a couple of hours (typically from 11:30am-1:30pm) each weekday.  Please click here to see what service opportunities are coming up soon!

Where We Serve


Past Service

Would you like to see people in action serving God through the Filling The Gap?  Check it out below!

A full set of dedicated volunteers at West Heights served 331 meals and provided books to local children over the 2-week period. City-wide, over 7,000 meals were served.

8 volunteers served 21 lunches and books to 13 local children at West Heights this week; city-wide over 3,962 meals were served

10 followers of Jesus served 350 lunches and books to local children at West Heights; city-wide over 8,000 lunches were served

An dedicated group of people served 46 lunches to children in the community; city-wide, 3,613 lunches were served.

13 people served 156 lunches to area children; city-wide 11,647 lunches were served

people served 72 lunches
to local children; city-wide 4,586 lunches were served

16 people served 150 lunches to children in need

18 people served 135 lunches to local children; city-wide 4,584 lunches were served