Following Christ's Teachings - Matthew 25:40 (NIV)
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."
Community Emergency Food Service
Providing EMERGENCY food assistance
CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22rd
CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS - WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27th
RESUME NORMAL OPERATIONS ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3rd, 2024
PLEASE PLAN AHEAD FOR YOUR FOOD NEEDS, STAY SAFE
THE STAFF WANTS TO WISH ALL A BLESSED THANKSGIVING AND VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS.AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Wednesday's 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m
2nd Saturday of the month 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Please come early as some food items are in short supply.
WATCH THE WEATHER, PLEASE DO NOT COME to the center if the National Weather Service has issued A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING or A TORNADO WARNING, THE CENTER WILL BE CLOSED. All clients and volunteers will be expected to leave the property immediately in case of warnings or lightning in the area due to outdoor operations. During the heat clients are encouraged to wait in their vehicles to stay cool.
FOOD DISTRIBUTION PROCEDURE
All clients are asked to observe the following:
1. Please park vehicles in the North parking lot in a marked parking stall.
2. Clients wait in line at the north door until admitted inside the building by volunteer staff in small groups as space permits.
3. Clients will be asked to show a GNC Yellow Card, If this is the first time or do not have the Yellow Card, clients will be asked for an identification and for some family information as required by the Kansas Food Bank. Please use the waiting room to check in and fill out their shopping lists. New clients will receive an orientation session by staff. Face coverings are optional.
4. Clients will fill out a shopping list provided to them which will have the total food points they can spend. When clients hear an announcement of the number on the shopping list procced to the office to have their information verified. New clients will have an opportunity to visit with a staff Counselor about the purpose of the Good Neighbor Center ministry at this time.
5. Clients with completed shopping lists shall procced to the checkout table where staff will verify point totals. Clients will receive a pickup number when they turn in their completed shopping list.
6. Clients will return to their vehicles and proceed to the loading zone on High street while Center staff fill the shopping list. Food will be brought out to the pickup table. Listen for your number to be announced.
7. Clients will go to the pickup table to get their food after their pickup number is announced.
As approved at the March 1st, 2022 Board Meeting. Updated 7/23/22.updated 10/23/23
EACH DAY ADD AN ITEM TO A BOX
ON CHRISTMAS EVE DONATE THE CONTENTS TO THE WESTSIDE GOOD NEIGHBOR CENTER
December 1 – box of cereal
December 2 – jar of peanut butter
December 3 – flour or sugar
December 4 – boxed potatoes
December 5 – jelly
December 6 – canned fruit (mixed, peaches or pineapple)
December 7 – canned tomatoes or Ro-tel
December 8 – canned tuna
December 9 – dessert mix
December 10 – canned applesauce
December 11 – canned potatoes
December 12 – cream of mushroom soup
December 13 – canned peas
December 14 – box of crackers
December 15 – package of rice
December 16 – cornbread mix
December 17 – package pasta
December 18 – spaghetti sauce
December 19 – chicken noodle soup
December 20 – canned chicken
December 21 – canned corn
December 22 – canned mixed vegetables
December 23 – canned beans (pinto, garbanzo, refried, kidney or other)
December 24 – canned green beans
December 25 – pray with your family for the family that will receive your food items
You may leave your donation at the GNC during regular hours or drop-off point at Olivet Baptist Church in the hallway by the entry door to the nursery anytime during December or early January.
Westside Good Neighbor Center - Food Pantry Location
Westside Good Neighbor Center – Call for Volunteers
Volunteers are encouraged to consider serving the needy on the second Saturday morning of each month from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. as the center begins new expanded hours of operation. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older, or 14 if accompanied by a parent or guardian. Volunteers are needed to check-in clients and enter data in the computer, counsel clients, mark and stock shelves, help clients select food items, and check out clients. Some types of duties may require lifting food boxes, use of a two wheel cart to move frozen food from outdoor freezer to indoor freezers. Opportunities also exist to help unload the truck on Friday prior to Saturday opening. For more information, please contact Polly Hurst at 316-993-0431.