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!

people served lunches
to 65 children

16 people served lunches
to 150 children

17 people served lunches
to 225 children