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Food Security Grants Awarded

The Sunflower Foundation has awarded $435,000 in food security grants to food banks, community food agencies, and school districts to ensure that children and families have access to nutritious meals.

In the midst of school closures and record unemployment for the state, families have turned to our food banks and food agencies for additional support. At the same time, school districts modified preparation and distribution plans to comply with pandemic guidelines so that children could still access meals they would typically have if attending school. 

Grant recipients appear below:

Food Banks – Statewide – $110,000

  • Kansas Food Bank ($50,000)
  • Harvesters – The Community Food Network ($50,000)
  • Second Harvest Community Food Bank ($10,000)   

Community Food Agencies (Large population centers) – $40,000

  • After the Harvest (Johnson & Wyandotte Counties) ($10,000)
  • Just Food (Douglas County & surrounding area) ($10,000)
  • Catholic Charities Wichita (Sedgwick Co. & surrounding area) ($10,000) 
  • Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas (Shawnee Co. & surrounding area) ($10,000)

Community Food Agencies (Small and rural population centers) – $35,000

  • Salina Emergency Food Bank (Salina/Saline Co.) ($7,000)
  • Flint Hills Bread Basket (Manhattan area) ($5,000)
  • Manna House (Dodge City/Ford Co.) ($5,000)
  • Genesis-Coffeyville (Coffeyville/Montgomery Co.) ($4,000)
  • Emmaus House (Garden City area) ($3,500)
  • Abundant Harvest Kitchen (Emporia area) ($3,500)
  • Eastern Cowley Co. Resource Center (East Cowley Co.) ($3,500)
  • Marion Co. Food Bank (Marion Co.) ($3,500) 

Feeding Kansas Kids: Summer Meal Programs – $250,000*

*Sunflower funding commitment to a joint program with the Kansas Health Foundation

  • Learning Tree Institute at Greenbush
  • Kansas School Districts & Nonprofits Participating in Summer Food Service Program
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