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Ride United: A Caseworker’s Guide to Free Meal Deliveries

Access to food in Wichita can prove difficult in some neighborhoods and households. Barriers vary from lacking access to nearby grocery stories to mobility issues and limited transportation options. Ride United: Last Mile Delivery is a program that can help.

Ride United: Last Mile Delivery is a partnership with United Way of the Plains, Open Door Food Ministries, Bank of America, . . . [Read More]

January 5, 2023|Tags: , , , , |

Promise on the Plains recipient making dual impact

Mending the mental health crisis in Wichita food deserts

It was a few months ago that we shared how Common Ground Producers and Growers was transporting healthy produce into food deserts and food insecure communities, but they are also doing something to further strengthen our community.

Common Ground was a recipient of an equity grant from United Way of the Plain’s through . . . [Read More]

November 17, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

More Kansans are going hungry during the pandemic — but you can help

By Rachele Friorito, United Way Collective Impact Manager, Special to the Eagle

The following OpEd appeared in the Wichita Eagle on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. 

In a heartbreaking study conducted by Hunger in America, it found that households served by food pantries reported having to choose between paying for food and paying for utilities (69%), transportation . . . [Read More]

January 20, 2021|Tags: , , |

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