Partners for Wichita and the Kansas Food Bank will be joining forces for the “Filling the Gap Lunches for Kids” program, a major community-wide project with people all over the Wichita area coming together to distribute about 9,000 meals at 15 different locations.

About 24% of children in the Wichita area are “food insecure and according to the Kansas Department of Education, 77% of USD 259 students are on free or reduced lunches.

The lunches will be served to children ages 18 and under during the last two weeks of the summer break. This year, Partners of Wichita and the Kansas Food Bank have teamed up with the West Wichita Lion’s Club medical screening unit to provide five types of free screenings at eight “Filling the Gap” locations.

“Filling the Gap” Locations
Oaklawn Location
Lighthouse Church (3401 E. 47th St. S)

Haysville Location
Haysville United Methodist Church (601 E. Grand, Haysville)

South/Southwest Locations
Cross Point Church (1515 E. Harry)
Salvation Army Orchard Corps (1910 S. Everett)

Delano Location
New Covenant Church (1718 W. Douglas)

North Locations
Evergreen Neighborhood Resource Center
Inter-Faith Ministries Villa Court (930 N. Market)
(2700 N. Woodland)

Northeast Locations
Atwater Neighborhood Resource Center (2755 E. 19th St.)
Dellrose UMC (1502 N. Dellrose)
True Word Church (1108 N. Oliver)
Urban League of KS (2418 E. 9th St. N.)
Tabernacle COGIC (1502 E. 17th St. N.)

South/Southeast Locations
Colvin Neighborhood Resource Center (2820 S. Roosevelt)
Victory Community of Faith Church (812 S. Oliver)
Hilltop Community Center (1329 S. Terrace)

Mobile Screening Unit

Tuesday, July 29th, Hilltop Community Center (1329 S. Terrace) 

Wednesday, July 30th, Cross Point Church (1515 E. Harry) 

Thursday, July 31st, Evergreen N.R.C. (2700 N. Woodland) 

Friday, August 1st, Colvin N.R.C. (2820 S. Roosevelt)

Monday, August 4th, Urban League of Kansas (2418 E. 9 St. N.)

Tuesday, August 5th, Victory Church (812 S. Oliver)

Wednesday, August 6th, Atwater N.R.C.(2755 E. 19 St. N.)

Thursday, August 5th, Salvation Army Orchard Corps (1910 S. Everett)