Food Drive to Fill Community Blessing Boxes

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: 

Konza Prairie Community Health Center – 361 Grant Ave

Monday – Thursday  8 am – 6 pm

Friday  8 am – 2 pm

Episcopal Church of the Covenant – 314 N Adams

Monday – Friday  9 am – 1 pm

First United Methodist Church – 804 N Jefferson

Monday – Thursday  9 am – 3 pm

Second Missionary Baptist Church – 701 W 10th

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


Visit this link for a full blessing box wish list

Other community organizations provide free meals for children and families on weekdays during summer with no registration or paperwork required:

Konza Cupboard blessing box at 361 Grant Ave in Junction City