With five days left until Operation Holiday distribution begins we need food donations. 13,161 people have signed up for assistance. We need 100,000 donated food items to serve everyone. We have 43,621. We need 11,276 items each day to meet our goal! We will update numbers Saturday evening. We will be open Sunday, December 10 for donations from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Let's do this, Wichita!
Canned protein (chicken and tuna)
Deliver to Operation Holiday distribution center in the old Sears location at Towne West Square.
Open 10:00-4:00 Saturday, December 9
10:30-12:30 Sunday, December 10
8:00 am - 8:00 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Distribution begins Thursday, December 14!
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