hunger http://kmuw.org en Sequestration Could Affect Wichita Meals On Wheels Program http://kmuw.org/post/sequestration-could-affect-wichita-meals-wheels-program <p>More than 800 Wichita seniors are fed a hot lunch on weekdays as part of Meals on Wheels. Federal sequestration could reduce funding for the program but not the bond that forms between volunteers and clients.</p><p>Nancy Hindle, 90, lives alone in a west Wichita apartment; she has been a widow the past three years. She has family in the area helping her with daily needs, but cooking a meal is a difficult task.</p><p>"I got so I couldn't put things together," says Hindle. "I have arthritis real bad. I don't ever use my oven if I'm by myself."</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 11:20:10 +0000 Milt Radford 14078 at http://kmuw.org Sequestration Could Affect Wichita Meals On Wheels Program Spring Break Lunch Program Expands http://kmuw.org/post/spring-break-lunch-program-expands <p>Partners for Wichita and the Kansas Food Bank are teaming again this year to provide meals on weekdays between March 14 and the 22 in their “Filling the Gap – Lunches for Kids” program.</p><p></p><p>Volunteers expect to serve about 3,500 meals at 14 locations during spring break for public schools in Wichita. That’s roughly double the number served last year.</p><p>“We’re aware that about 24 percent of the children in our area are at risk of hunger," says Pastor Sally Fahrenthold, who helped coordinate the program.</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 12:17:26 +0000 Milt Radford 13724 at http://kmuw.org Spring Break Lunch Program Expands