Help feed our neighbors in need
Summer Food Drought
Our food pantries are in urgent need of food. With the rising cost of groceries, supply chain issues, and an increase of those accessing our food pantries (up 25% since February 2022) the demand to feed our neighbors in need is critical.
At a time when food pantry visitors need us the most, our pantry shelves are growing empty. All our food pantries are experiencing what we call a food drought. Supply chain issues are making it difficult to purchase the food we need, and this summer our donations are down almost 20%.
Above: Our Hope Distribution Center is completely out of much-needed items such as canned meat (August 2022).
Did you know? According to Feeding America, which tracks food insecurity in the U.S., the number of children facing hunger rose significantly during the pandemic – from more than 10 million in 2019 to nearly 12 million in 2020. In Kansas, one in ten people face hunger in 2022—including 102,760 children.
Our eight food pantries and our Resource Bus program rely on your generous donations to feed individuals and families in our 21-county Northeast Kansas service area.
How You Can Help
Fight food insecurity and help us overcome this food drought!