Food

In Kansas, under-employment and low household income are key factors in the high need for food assistance. 71 percent of families utilizing food pantries have incomes at or below the federal poverty level. 54 percent of families served through Open Door’s Community Food Ministry have yearly incomes of less than $10,000. In addition to challenges related to employment, 80 percent of families utilizing food pantries in Kansas have difficulty providing enough nutritious meals for their household.

Open Door strives to provide the basics of good nutritional food. We offer two different food programs for those in need:

  • The Community Food Ministry, which is the largest community-wide, food-box program in the area, provides nutritionally balanced, emergency food assistance.
  • The Commodity Supplemental Food Program is the monthly food-box program for items provided by the USDA and distributed to income-eligible people 60 years of age and older.