The Kansas Health Foundation recently awarded a $20,000 grant to Partners for Wichita to support the “Filling the Gap Lunches for Kids Program.”
The program takes place each year during spring break and the last two weeks of summer when the federally-funded summer lunch program ends. More than 4,500 meals were served to children and youths in need during spring break; more than 9,000 are expected to be served this summer, according to a press release issued last week by Partners for Wichita.
Partners for Wichita serves free lunches to ages 18 and younger at 15 locations across Wichita, Haysville and Oaklawn.
The grant money came from the Kansas Health Foundation’s recognition grants program, which is used to support a variety of health-related organizations across Kansas.