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Inter-Faith Ministries provides programs and services to individuals and families struggling with hunger, homelessness and poverty within the Wichita, Kansas area. IFM operates three homeless shelters, 104 low-cost apartment units, a summer lunch program for youth, and Operation Holiday.

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Inter-Faith Ministries is available to contribute unique insights, sound bites and featured content to media professionals working on various topics, articles and interviews related to homelessness, hunger and poverty.

All content provided is customized for your specific needs and target outcomes. Possible story angles include:

  • Initiatives to Help the Homeless in Wichita
  • How to Help Homeless Veterans
  • Combating Hunger in Wichita
  • Initiatives to Help Hungry Children in Wichita
  • Helping the Impoverished Enjoy the Holidays
  • Protecting the Homeless During the Winter

Inter-Faith Ministries News and Media Archive

2017 Archives

Wichita's homeless population is declining (July 26, 2017) Wichita Eagle

Panhandling growing despite decrease in homelessness (July 9, 2017) Wichita Eagle

Benefit cuts in Trump's budget could impact Wichita's safety net programs (May 24, 2017) KMUW

Christen Sampamurthy named Program Director (May 24, 2017) Wichita Business Journal

Wichita police highlight good ways to help the homeless (May 12, 2017) KMUW

Swank a hero to homeless, Wichita (May 2, 2017) Wichita Eagle

Retiring director Sandy Swank "taught me that homelessness has a face" (April 28, 2017) Wichita Eagle

Nancy Wiebe named Development Director (Jan. 31, 2017) Wichita Business Journal

Use of emergency shelters on the rise despite mild weather (Jan. 4, 2017) KSN

2016 Archives

Nine homeless people honored (Dec. 21, 2016) Wichita Eagle

Inter-Faith seeking warm clothes for homeless shelters (Dec. 19, 2016) KMUW

Operation Holiday begins distribution (Dec. 16, 2016) KSN

Operation Holiday begins (Dec. 15, 2016) KAKE

Operation Holiday needs blankets - lots of blankets (Dec. 15, 2016) Wichita Eagle

Students give back for Operation Holiday (Dec. 14, 2016) KSN

Operation Holiday short on food for families in need (Dec. 13, 2016)

10 Minutes with Garland Egerton (Dec. 1, 2016) Wichita Business Journal

Operation Holiday running low on donations (Nov. 30, 2016) KSN

Operation Holiday moves into its newest headquarters (Nov. 16, 2016) KSN

Apex International saves the day (Nov. 10, 2016) Wichita Business Journal

Operation Holiday signs lease on building (Nov. 10, 2016) KWCH

It's a happy Operation Holiday (Nov. 10, 2016) Wichita Eagle

Charity names new executive director (Nov. 10, 2016) Wichita Eagle

Operation Holiday prepares to move into new home (Nov. 10, 2016) KSN

How to apply for help for Operation Holiday (Nov. 10, 2016) KSN

Smithsonian African American Exhibition at Inter-Faith Ministries (Dec. 5, 2016) KMUW

Operation Holiday assistance program underway (Nov. 10, 2016) KMUW

Two local nonprofits in desperate need of warehouse space (Oct. 27, 2016) KSN

Operation Holiday seeking distribution site (Oct. 25, 2016) Wichita Eagle

Large warehouse space needed (Oct. 24, 2016) Wichita Business Journal

How difficult is it for the homeless to get jobs? (Oct. 23, 2016) KWCH

You don't say (Oct. 20, 2016) Wichita Eagle

Eat around town and help a good cause today (Sept. 20, 2016) KSN

Join KSN for Dine Out Help Out (Sept. 8, 2016) KSN

Challenges face efforts to provide lasting housing for Wichita's homeless (March 10, 2016) KMUW

Easy ways to help homeless during the cold (Jan. 11, 2016) KAKE

Wichita State students experience a day and night with the homeless (Jan. 11, 2016) Wichita Eagle

2015 Archives

Nonprofits still in need of donations as holidays near (Dec. 12, 2015) Wichita Eagle

Charities need help meeting holiday goals (Dec. 14, 2015) Wichita Eagle

Community grateful for Operation Holiday (Dec. 17, 2015) KSN

The volunteers of Operation Holiday (Dec. 15, 2015) KSN

Operation Holiday with Accident Recovery Team (Dec. 14, 2015) KWCH

Wichita's Operation Holiday in need of peanut butter (Dec. 3, 2015) Wichita Eagle

Donations requested for Operation Holiday (Nov. 28, 2015) KAKE

Much more to do to combat homelessness (Nov. 28, 2015) Wichita Eagle

Why Wichitans give so much money and how they could give better (Nov. 28, 2015) Wichita Eagle

Wichita area agencies provide 2015 wish lists (Nov. 28, 2015) Wichita Eagle

Number of homeless without shelter rising in Wichita (Nov. 26, 2015) Wichita Eagle

Operation Holiday applications being accepted (Nov. 16, 2015) KWCH

Operation Holiday beginning; still need donations (Nov. 20, 2015) KSN

Pets now a part of Wichita's Operation Holiday (Nov.20, 2015) KSN

A little help goes a long way in the kitchen (Nov. 19, 2015) Wichita Eagle

Butler students cook a holiday meal from Operation Holiday box (Nov. 6, 2015), Wichita Eagle/

Local nonprofits are kicking off holiday donation drives (Nov. 6, 2015), Wichita Eagle/

Operation Holiday preparing to help thousands (Nov. 6, 2015), KSN

Emergency homeless shelter opens Sunday in Wichita (Oct. 30, 2015) KMUW

Wichita overflow shelter for homeless to open Sunday for winter (Oct. 29, 2015) Wichita Eagle

Dine Out Help Out promo with Dave Freeman (Sept. 4, 2015) KSN

Dine Out Help Out publishes list of participating restaurants (Sept. 2, 2015), The Wichita Eagle

Celebrity Waiters kick off fundraiser (Sept. 1, 2015) KAKE

Help Out Inter-Faith Ministries by dining out (August 31, 2015) KWCH

Sister Becky Balthazor Humanitarian Award (August 20, 2015) KSN

Dine Out Help Out, a restaurant-based fundraiser, scheduled for September (July 14, 2015), The Wichita Eagle

Abandoned buildings shelter homeless squatters (Feb. 13, 2015), KSN

Art of Faith Gallery director Bob Neace (Jan. 22, 2015) Wichita Business Journal

Wichita Mayor addresses initiative to help homeless veterans (Jan. 27, 2015), KWCH

Harsh cold, dangerous wind chills persist in Wichita area (Jan. 7, 2015), The Wichita Eagle 

2014 Archive

Wichita charities bracing for tough year as economy still struggles to rebound (Dec. 21, 2014), The Wichita Eagle

Service remembers homeless who have died in Wichita (Dec. 21, 2014), The Wichita Eagle

Wichita-area nonprofits see dip in charitable giving so far this holiday season (Dec. 14, 2014), The Wichita Eagle

Local charity reaches out to community for help (Dec. 12, 2014), KWCH

Cold weather drives Wichita homeless to Inter-Faith Ministries (Nov. 14, 2013,) The Wichita Eagle

Operation Holiday prepares to help thousands this year (Nov. 6, 2014), KSN-TV

Operation Holiday begins; applications start Monday (Nov. 6, 2014), The Wichita Eagle

Downtown homeless shelter opens for winter (Nov. 2, 2014), KAKE

Homeless shelters open in downtown Wichita for winter (Nov. 1, 2014), The Wichita Eagle

Inter-Faith Ministries considers closing homeless shelter (Oct. 14, 2014) WIchita Business Journal

Inter-Faith Ministries may close homeless shelter (Oct. 13, 2014), KSN

Filling the Gap Lunches for Kids (July 22, 2014), KWCH

Inter-Faith Ministries announces humanitarian award winners, (May 9, 2014), The Wichita Eagle

Media Resources

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To schedule an interview, contact us directly at (316) 264-9303 or email Carolyn.
Program Center, 829 N Market, Wichita, KS 67214|(316) 264-9303