Konza Prairie Community Health Center is partnering with the community to fill local blessing boxes with a food drive on June 26 – 30 at the following Junction City locations:
Monday – Thursday 8 am – 6 pm
Friday 8 am – 2 pm
Monday – Friday 9 am – 1 pm
Monday – Thursday 9 am – 3 pm
Monday – Thursday 10 am – 2 pm
Blessing boxes are small food pantries which provide easy access to non-perishable food. They are an important part of our community’s food safety net, allowing people to get the food they need when they have no other resources. Families with children are more likely to experience food insecurity when they lose access to school meals during summer and many turn to local blessing boxes to supplement their family’s food supply.
What to donate – Foods that are shelf-stable and require few or no extra ingredients to prepare:
- Canned fruits and veggies (with a pop-open top)
- Rice and canned beans (with a pop-open top)
- Peanut butter and jelly
- Pasta and sauce
- Oatmeal and cereal
Other community organizations provide free meals for children and families on weekdays during summer with no registration or paperwork required:
- Geary USD 475 Free Summer Lunch Program is free to all kids 1-18 years old, no matter where they attend school. No registration or paperwork is required. Click here to find locations, dates, and times.
- Junction City Family YMCA summer food program provides an afternoon snack and dinner for all youth age 18 or under. Click here for details and menus.