Agriculture, Food, Nutrition

Kansas Foodbank Warehouse

  • Wichita, KS
  • http://www.kansasfoodbank.org

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide comprehensive and compassionate HungerCare whenever and wherever it is needed to safeguard the health, well-being and productivity of food-insecure Kansas families and their children, as well as senior citizens, the homeless and the chronically ill and impoverished among us.

Main Programs

  1. Stocking Pantries
  2. Food 4 Kids
  3. Rural Delivery
  4. Food Recovery
  5. Bob Box

service areas

Kansas

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ruling year

1983

chief executive

Mr. Brian Wallker

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Keywords

food, foodbank, hunger, needy

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EIN

48-0959213

Physical Address

1919 E Douglas

Wichita, KS 67211 1627

Also Known As

Kansas Food Bank

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Impact statement

Advancement of  HungerCareYour Kansas Food Bank (KFB) began its 2011/2012 fiscal year with a vision for the expansion of Advanced HungerCare on its mind. Its best way forward was defined by the actions taken during the previous year to meet the then largest annual demand for food in the Food Bank’s history.By the end of the year, a new record-breaking total was achieved with more than 11.2 million pounds of food being distributed;including a record amount of fresh nutritious produce.Besides the 11.2 million pounds of food being distributed, your Kansas Food Bank set a major milestone in the progress ofAdvanced HungerCare in 2011/2012 with service in every one of the 85counties that make up our service area. This is the first time in our 27 year history that we have achieved this success. Over the course of a year, food bank representatives traveled the KFB service area and met with those from different community organizations, churches, city & county leaders, and health departments with a special interest in the expansion of our Advanced HungerCare efforts. Their responses were positive and supportive, which strongly indicates your Food Bank is on the right path.By the end of the fiscal year, your Food Bank had become the most productive on record with all systems go advancing us to a new level of HungerCare.

Programs

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Program 1

Stocking Pantries

The Kansas Food Bank is the primary source of food for hundreds of hunger-relief agencies in our 86-county service area. These agencies include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, after-school programs and senior delivery programs.  The Wichita Cargill Cares Complex is the central collection and distribution facility for this food. Working with Feeding America’s network of food distributors, the Kansas Food Bank receives millions of pounds of donated food product. This inventory is further supplemented by what is collected through local food drives, food recovery programs, and food we purchase at steeply discounted rates. Drawing on these multiple sources, the Kansas Food Bank is able to offer our hunger-relief agencies a nutritious variety of non-perishable and fresh food items. The agencies then use our food to supply pantries, food box distribution programs and on-site feeding programs.

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Budget

Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

Program 2

Food 4 Kids

A Kid-Friendly School-based Program – Because the most essential school supply is food.Food 4 Kids was established for students who are food insecure and who are not getting sufficient food outside of school on a regular basis. The Food Bank provides food and supplies to Food 4 Kids schools in Kansas, which are operated in partnership with community schools.The Food 4 Kids program allows participating schools to receive food and backpacks from the Kansas Food Bank at no cost so that we can provide food to chronically hungry children.

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Budget

Population Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Program 3

Rural Delivery

Since 1995, the Kansas Food Bank has worked to address hunger in rural parts of our state with deliveries to Dodge City, Garden City and Independence. The Food Bank trucks today distribute food through a rural delivery system that brings food directly to 20 communities, where our partnering hunger-relief agencies then distribute it to the surrounding areas. In 1997, the Kansas Food Bank opened a branch warehouse facility in Independence to help serve Southeast Kansas. More than a half million pounds of food a year are distributed through the Independence facility.

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Budget

Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

Program 4

Food Recovery

Each day the Kansas Food Bank’s refrigerated trucks head out to pick up fresh meat, produce, dairy, bakery and lunch meat items from over 38 Wichita-areal Dillons, Walmart and Sams Club Stores. These retailers pull product that is approaching sell-by date but is still high quality food, stored at proper temperature. This food is brought to the Food Bank and then distributed to our hunger-relief agencies. In the past year alone, the Retail Store Pick Up Program allowed us to provide an additional 500,000 pounds of top-quality nutritious, fresh foods to families in need.The Kansas Food Bank is currently in the process of expanding this program to non-urbanl areas of our state. We currently have more than 20 agency partners who pick-up this high-quality food from retailers in their local communities, providing an additional 1,000 lbs of fresh food for people in need.

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Budget

Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

Program 5

Bob Box

Simply titled “Bob Box”, this program is geared towards providing a safety net for seniors who experience food insecurity.  Sponsored and endorsed by Senator Robert J. Dole, the program will help seniors who often face difficult choices between paying medical and utility bills and buying food.  This new program has been designed with the needs of seniors in mind, and incorporates a new model delivery system that respects their character and dignity, while making access easier.

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Budget

Population Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

service areas

Kansas

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Funding Needs

Contributions;Grants

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KANSAS FOODBANK WAREHOUSE INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Kansas Foodbank Warehouse

Leadership

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Mr. Brian Wallker

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Doug Jenkins

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