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Kansas Red Cross disaster relief workers are in the Houston area to help with flood recovery efforts. Several other volunteers are on standby for possible deployment.

The Red Cross is providing shelter, meals and comfort to people impacted by the catastrophic flooding in Texas. The South Central and Southeast Red Cross chapter sent four emergency response vehicles and about two dozen volunteers.

Executive director Jennifer Sanders says more than 30 shelters are open in the Houston area.


The United Methodist Open Door food pantry is getting ready for an expected uptick in demand that comes when the school year ends.

The pantry recently moved to a larger distribution center that’s more accessible.

The United Methodist Open Door Community Food Ministry raised $2.75 million to renovate a former Cessna training facility on East 21st Street in Wichita. Planning for the new pantry began about two years ago.

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The Kansas Food Bank received a $10,000 donation Wednesday from Union Pacific Foundation. The funds will go toward purchasing food and produce to be distributed to partner agencies throughout Kansas.

The donation is expected to benefit agencies in 85 counties in Kansas.

"An integral part of Union Pacific’s success is the work we do to enhance quality of life in the communities where our employees live and work," Union Pacific Foundation President Scott Moore said in a release.

Bryan Thompson / Heartland Health Monitor

Almost one-third of the food produced in America goes to waste.

Using the motto, "Feed people, not landfills," the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Agriculture are working with partners across the country to change that. Their goal is to reduce food waste by half over the next 15 years.

Heartland Health Monitor’s Bryan Thompson recently traveled to Wichita to see how a Kansas grocery store chain is working with community organizations to help meet that goal.

Delivering Hygiene Supplies to Needy Kansans

Nov 13, 2013
Kansas Food Bank

People who live in poverty are routinely faced with tough choices, like whether to buy food or pay the utility bills. For the poor, items like shaving cream, shampoo, and deodorant may be luxuries that are simply out of reach. But an effort is underway in Wichita to provide the basic hygiene supplies that many of us take for granted.

Kansas Food Bank Receives Walmart Grant

Oct 31, 2012

Through Walmart's Fighting Hunger Together initiative, a Walmart store in Wichita gave a $50,000 grant to help expand the Kansas Food Bank of Wichita's backpack program.

Debi Kreutzman, community relations manager at Kansas Food Bank, said they were proud of the local community for participating in the effort.