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Do You and Your Family Need Assistance This Holiday Season?

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Operation Holiday, an Inter-Faith Ministries program, provides nonperishable food, food vouchers, winter wear, blankets and gifts to qualifying families and individuals. If you and your family need assistance this holiday season, we encourage you to review the information below and consider applying for assistance from Operation Holiday.

Applications are no longer being taken at the application sites in Wichita. If you are in need of holiday assistance, but have not already applied, you may do so on December 16 after noon at the distribution site at Towne West Square Mall (in the old Sears store), 4600 W Kellogg Dr, Wichita, KS 67209. Please note that you will still need to bring all the same materials (see below) and you will not receive a food voucher.

Apply for Assistance from Operation Holiday

Please note: 

  • 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.
  • Application must be completed in person
  • Applicants are helped on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Select sites will be available to assist Spanish-speaking applicants

2017 Application Dates

Operation Holiday will accept applications at all sites November 6 through December 1.

Some sites will be closed November 11 in honor of Veterans Day or during the week of Thanksgiving. Please check dates and times of the application site nearest to you. 

2017 Eligibility Guidelines

Applicants must:

  • Be 18 years or older. Emancipated teens age 17 may apply, but must 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.
  • Be prepared to choose a date and time for distribution.

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 and October)
  • Telephone or message number

2017 Application Sites

Click on the table to view a larger version of the Operation Holiday application sites flyer.

2017 Income guidelines


Household Size                                       Maximum monthly gross income                                Maximum two-month gross income

    One                                                                $1,600                                                                            $3,200
    Two                                                                  2,000                                                                              4,000
    Three                                                               2,400                                                                              4,800
    Four                                                                 2,800                                                                              5,600
    Five                                                                  3,200                                                                              6,400
    Six                                                                    3,600                                                                              7,200
    Seven                                                               4,200                                                                              8,400
    Eight                                                                 4,600                                                                              9,200
    Nine                                                                  5,000                                                                             10,000
For each additional family member add $400.                                 

2017 Distribution

Operation Holiday distribution will be December 14, 15 and 16. The location of our distribution center will be at Towne West Square Mall (in the old Sears store), 4600 W Kellogg Dr, Wichita, KS 67209.

If you need to authorize someone else to pick up your Operation Holiday benefits at distribution, download and complete the Proxy Authorization Form. 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. 

Program Center, 829 N Market, Wichita, KS 67214|(316) 264-9303