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Shelley R
location
2007 N Arkansas
(Evergreen Neighborhood )
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the project

Blow Up Hunger will benefit the Lord's Pantry and St. Patrick Catholic School.  The Lord's Pantry is a free food distribution program located in North Wichita.  The pantry is open every Tuesday morning and serves about 13,000 low-income individuals annually.  St. Patrick Catholic School, 2023 N. Arkansas, has 200 mostly low-income, minority students.

the steps

1. The Lord's Pantry has a refrigerator/freezer that is no longer able to be repaired.  The pantry needs a new Turbo Air Refrigerator that has been recommended by a local nonprofit serving over 20,000 meals a year.  The refrigerator will cost approximately $3,000.

2. Having a salad bar in a school cafeteria allows the students the ability to make fresh, healthy lunch choices.  Currently, St. Patrick Catholic School does not have a salad bar and this project will allow the purchase of one costing $1,600.

3. The current kitchen staff at St. Patrick Catholic School do not have time to prepare fresh food for student meals.  With this fundraising they would be able to add one person to the kitchen staff who will prepare fresh food, for use on the salad bar, which will be available three times per week.  The Fresh Food Specialist will take food purchased from local farmers and prepare it. 

4. Finally, fundraising will allow funds to purchase fresh foods from local farmers for the salad bar.  

why we're doing it

Children First, CEO Kansas, Inc., The Health & Wellness Coalition of Wichita, and St. Patrick's Catholic Church and School want the best for the students.  This includes providing fresh, healthy foods at the school and in North Wichita. 

budget

Disbursed Budget:

Personnel: $2,706 for 41 weeks (length of school) x six hours per week x $11 per hour.

Taxes for personnel: $487 ($2,706 x 18%)

Equipment for the Lord’s Pantry: new Turbo Air Refrigerator (recommended by a local nonprofit serving over 20,000 meals a year): $3,050

Salad Bar for the school: $1,620

Fresh food from local farmers for the salad bar: $1,137

Food washing station in the education garden: $225.59 (recommended by a parent on the committee)



TOTAL RAISED = $9,547.00
ioby Platform Fee $35.00
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $286.41
TOTAL TO DISBURSE= $9,225.59

Original Budget:

Personnel: $2,706 for 41 weeks (length of school) x six hours per week x $11 per hour.

Taxes for personnel: $487 ($2,706 x 18%)

Equipment for the Lord’s Pantry: new Turbo Air Refrigerator (recommended by a local nonprofit serving over 20,000 meals a year): $3,050

Salad Bar for the school: $1,620

Fresh food from local farmers for the salad bar: $1,137

PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $9,000
ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $279
TOTAL TO RAISE = $9,314

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donors

  • Fireworks 3
  • Fireworks!2
  • Fireworks!
  • Danny
  • Nate
  • Aaron
  • DB
  • ValB
  • Shannon Jackson
  • Wichita Community Foundation
  • Kathleen Webb