Operation Holiday Applicant Information

Operation Holiday provides nonperishable food, food vouchers, winter wear, blankets, and gifts to qualifying families and individuals.

Households may apply for holiday assistance from either Inter-Faith Ministries’ Operation Holiday program or Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. Applicants will not receive holiday assistance from both. Please make sure your household applies to only one holiday assistance program.

2014 Application Dates:
Operation Holiday will accept applications November 10th through November 26th, 2014.
Some sites will be closed November 11th honor of Veterans Day or during the week of Thanksgiving. Please check dates and times of the application site nearest to you.

2014 Application Sites:
UPDATED OCT. 14, 2014 Click here for a list of application sites and hours. 
Click here for a Proxy Authorization Form if you need to authorize someone else to come pick up your Operation Holiday benefits at distribution.  Please note the person who comes to pick up your benefits will need to have a photo copy of your photo ID and bring their own photo ID with them to distribution. 


  • Application must be completed in person
  • Applicants are helped first-come, first-served basis
  • Applicants will only be served by one holiday assistance program
  • Select sites will be available to assist Spanish-speaking applicants

    2014 Distribution:
    Operation Holiday distribution will be December 18, 19, and 20. The Distribution Center is located at 6225 E. Kellogg Dr. S. in the old Davis-Moore building. Take the Oliver exit.

    2014 Eligibility Guidelines

    Applicants must...

  • Be 18 years or older. Emancipated teens age 17 may apply – bring court documents
  • Be a member of the applying household –only one application per household
  • Confirm their household has not submitted applications to another holiday program
  • Live in Sedgwick County or surrounding areas

    Applicants must bring...

  • Proof of identification (photo I.D.)
  • Proof of address (i.e., bill or letter postmarked in the past 30 days)
  • Social security numbers or proof of identification for every member in the family (including children)
  • Birth date for all family members
  • Proof of income for all members of the household for past two months (September & October)
  • Telephone or message number

    Please be prepared to choose a date and time for distribution

    Contact us for additional information…
  • This Year's Goals

    • 5,000 new or professionally clean blankets
    • 6,000 new or clean gently used coats in children's sizes & 4,000 adult sizes
    • 100,000 non-perishable food items.
    • $350,000
    • 900 Teen appropriate gifts