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: