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Kansas Food Bank works to end food insecurity – Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, Kansas 2021-09-14 09:28:46 –

Wichita, Kang (KSNW)-September Hunger behavior month. The goal is to end food insecurity. Feeding America, the country’s largest hunger relief organization, is working to do just that.

One group of hundreds of food banks and thousands of food pantry nationwide Kansas Food Bank.

Brian Walker, president and chief executive officer of Kansas Food Bank, said it wasn’t easy.

“Our needs are still at record highs,” Walker said.

according to Feeding AmericaIn Kansas, 350,000 people are facing hunger. It is 1 in 8 and 1 in 6 children.

“It started with the beginning of the pandemic,” Walker said. “We’ve seen an increase of 30-40%, but the need hasn’t diminished at all. The need to buy goods is still great, as the donations received have dropped significantly.”

Walker said this is usually overlooked.

“Hunger is not what they want to talk about, and it’s our invisible problem,” he said. “No one wants to admit that they are hungry, so we come to us and say a nutritious meal to those who say they need a little help to put food on the table. We are doing our best to provide you. “

Donations are also very helpful.

“You can turn a dollar into about four meals,” he said.

Food banks need volunteers and groceries, Walker said. He said the need continues as the economy has not returned to its pre-pandemic state.

“We still have a long way to go and the kids are back in school,” he said. “What we’re dealing with is better, but it’s not over, so keep that in mind when you’re thinking of helping your neighbor.”

Food banks are looking for canned vegetables and fruits, peanut butter, and other non-perishable products.

If you want to donate or volunteer Click here to find information.

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