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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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  • 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

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Inter-Faith Ministries News and Media Archive

2018 Archives

Inter-Faith Ministries raises awareness through Homeless for a Day Challenge (April 28,2019) KSN

Inter-Faith Ministries talks about Homeless for a Day Challenge & resources for the homeless (April 28, 2019) KSN

Inter-Faith Ministries challenges Kansans to a night of homelessness (April 5, 2019) KSN

Challenge Hopes to Raise Awareness of Homeless Issues in Wichita (March 4, 2019) KMUW

Inter-Faith Ministries opens doors to homeless as dangerous, frigid temps move in (March 3, 2019) KSN

Homeless shelter to stay open during the day due to weekend cold (March 2, 2019) KWCH

IFM Winter Shelters to stay open extra hours this weekend (March 1, 2019) KSN

Local homeless shelter staying open during snowy weekend (March 1, 2019) KAKE

Winter shelters open extra hours this weekend due to dangerous cold (March 1, 2019) KWCH

Inter-Faith Ministries will open their emergency winter shelters this weekend (March 1, 2019) KFDI

How to try soup from a dozen Wichita restaurants in one place—and keep the bowl (January 31, 2019) Wichita Eagle

Inter-Faith Ministries’s 19th Annual SOUPer Bowl (January 31, 2019) KAKE

Inter-Faith Ministries hosts SOUPer Bowl fundraiser Friday (January 31, 2019) KWCH

Inter-Faith Ministries hosting 19th annual SOUPer Bowl (January 31, 2019) KFDI

SOUPer Bowl 2019 Held This Friday (January 28, 2019) KSN

Inter-Faith Ministries to Operate Emergency Shelters on 24 Hour Basis This Weekend (January 18, 2019) KFDI

IFM winter shelters to open extra hours this weekend due to cold weather (January 17, 2019) KSN

Operation Holiday exceeds last year’s donations (December 20, 2018) KSN

Operation Holiday begins annual distribution of food, coats, and gifts (December 13, 2018) KAKE

Operation Holiday Distribution begins (December 12, 2018) KWCH

Operation Holiday gives thousands reason to celebrate holiday season (December 12, 2018) KSN

Holiday assistance program short on donations (December 12, 2018) KWCH

Operation Holiday receives large donation from Dillons (December 11, 2018) KSN

VIDEO: Dillons donates $10,000 worth of food to Operation Holiday (December 10,2018) KWCH 

Donations pouring in for Operation Holiday, more still needed to meet goal (December 9, 2018) KSN

Nonprofits struggle during holiday season (December 7, 2018) KAKE 

Less than one can per person: Operation Holiday says it needs a lot more donated food (December 6, 2018) Wichita Eagle

Operation Holiday still short on donations (December 6, 2018) KWCH

Deadline today to apply for Operation Holiday (November 30, 2018)

Operation Holiday still seeking donations as deadline approaches (November 28, 2018) KMUW

Inter-Faith Ministries collects donations for Operation Holiday (November 27, 2018) KSN

Still time for families to apply for holiday assistance (November 26, 2018) KWCH

Operation Holiday in need of donations (November 26, 2018) KAKE

Still time to apply for assistance through IFM's Operation Holiday (November 26, 2018) KSN

Emergency Shelter open for first cold night of season (November 9, 2018) KAKE

Operation Holiday to support struggling families kicks off (November 5, 2018) KSN

Interfaith's emergency winter shelters open (November 1, 2018) KFDI

Inter-Faith Ministries to open emergency shelters next Thursday (October 23, 2018) KWCH

Inter-Faith Inn: 'Have a space where they can come to get out of the cold and bring their pet' (October 12, 2018) KSN

Wichita Homeless Shelter now accepting people and their dogs (October 11, 2018) KAKE

Pets now welcome at Wichita homeless shelter (October 11, 2018) KWCH

NCRI helps restore balconies at Inter-Faith Ministries (June 9, 2018) KWCH

Inter-Faith Inn will be first area homeless shelter to accept pets (May 18, 2018) Wichita Eagle

Homeless shelter for extended family: Pets soon to be welcome at Inter-Faith Inn (May 17, 2018) KSN

Homeless shelter reopening ahead of frigid cold (April 5, 2018) KAKE

Interfaith Ministries re-opens its doors for blast of winter weather (April 5, 2018) KWCH

Local Shelter re-opening doors due to cold weather (April 2, 2018) KAKE

Local groups work to keep kids fed during spring break (March 20, 2018) KSN

Group prepares to "fill the gap" for students (March 8, 2018) KSN

Friends say this Wichita pastor affected hundreds. Now, they’re saying goodbye (Feb. 18, 2018) Wichita Eagle

Cold temperatures keep emergency winter shelters open all day (Feb. 10, 2018) KSN

Before the snow, Kansans battle the cold (Feb. 9, 2018) KAKE

United Way conducts annual homeless count (Feb. 1, 2018) KSN

Interfaith-Ministries Souper Bowl (Jan. 29, 2018) KSN

2018 Souper Bowl (Jan. 25, 2018) KAKE

Dangerous cold bears down on Wichita (Jan. 15, 2018) KSN

Emergency shelter keeps doors open all day Monday (Jan. 15, 2018) KAKE

Homeless shelter sees high demand for services (Jan. 5, 2018) KAKE

2017 Archives

Inter-Faith Ministries emergency shelters to remain open over holiday weekend (Dec. 29, 2017) KWCH

Cold weather fills shelters, brings warning from police (Dec. 26, 2017) KSN

Reasonable alternatives to giving to panhandlers (Dec. 23, 2017) Wichita Eagle

KSPROUD: Operation Holiday provides assistance for low-income Wichita families (Dec. 16, 2017) KWCH

Operation Holiday distribution begins and more donations are needed (Dec. 14, 2017) KSN

Operation Holiday distribution begins (Dec. 14, 2017) KSN

Operation Holiday makes final push for donations (Dec. 12, 2017) KSN

New panhandling laws passed, HOT team says most aren't really homeless (Dec. 12, 2017) KWCH

Wichita nonprofit says it’s in dire need of food and coats as holiday approaches (Dec. 11, 2017) Wichita Eagle

Operation Holiday Still Seeking Help As Holidays Approach (Dec. 8, 2017) KMUW

Operation Holiday running critically low on donations (Dec. 8, 2017) KAKE

Operation Holiday looks for more donations (Nov. 28, 2017) KSN

How to make the most impact with your donations to nonprofits (Nov. 27, 2017) Wichita Eagle

How to help: The 2017 nonprofit wish list (Nov. 26, 2017) Wichita Eagle

Operation Holiday new distribution center at Towne West Square (Nov. 10, 2017) KSN

Operation Holiday sets up in old Sears building (Nov. 10, 2017) KAKE

Creative thinking lands Operation Holiday a space just in time (Nov. 10, 2017) Wichita Eagle

Operation Holiday Finds A Home In Towne West Square (Nov. 10, 2017) KMUW

Help is On the Way (Nov. 1, 2017) Wichita Magazine

Operation Holiday still needs space days before setup begins (Oct. 30, 2017) Wichita Eagle

Operation Holiday ‘a little bit desperate’ for warehouse (Oct. 24, 2017) Wichita Eagle

In wake of Vegas shooting, experts on violence to speak in Wichita (Oct. 5, 2017) Wichita Eagle

Hometown Heroes: Wichita woman has passion for volunteering (Sept. 25, 2017) KSN

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) Wichita Eagle

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

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

Emergency Winter Shelter For Homeless Open Until March (Nov. 14, 2016) KMUW

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

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

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