Working to Reduce Stress on Families

Families, including many working families, are struggling to meet their basic needs. Our clients tell us:

63 percent

63% have had to choose between paying for utilities and buying food.

54 percent

54% have had to choose between paying the rent or mortgage and buying food.

62 percent

62% have had to choose between paying for medicine and buying food.


Family Holding Bag of Food

Food Assistance from Our Agency Network

We feed families through our network of agency partners. Food pantries and drive-through mobile distributions provide groceries to take home. Some of these groceries are provided by the TEFAP*  federal nutrition program. Community kitchens provide prepared meals for families to eat on-site.

To find a partner near you, visit our Food Locator.

* This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Mother and Son Getting Milk in Store

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is another good option for families. SNAP provides benefits on an EBT card that works like a debit card and allows families to purchase food at grocery stores that meets their dietary and cultural needs.

Learn more about SNAP Assistance and how to contact our SNAP team for assistance applying for benefits.

 

An event so nice, we’re doin’ it twice–this time in TOPEKA!

Topeka Feastival isn’t just a ticket to the best food and drink pop-up in town. It’s a ticket to making a difference. Hunger is a behemoth of a problem for thousands in our region every day. Join in and help us devour the beast – after all, it takes a village to feed a city.