Though I don't live in the KCK area any more, I did so for 3 years and HELP317 helped me through some tough times...they have not only the basic food needed, but also some surprisingly good extras. There should be more nonprofit groups out there like this one...you can go in to get food and not feel like you're being pitied.
I worked in the Pantry for 4 years. What a blessing to be able to help those less fortunate than I. We were always blessed with good comments about the workers and the food. Would do it again, had to quit due to health problems. My appreciation to all those who carry on and help those who need the food, etc, that is distributed to them. I still serve on the Executive Board and glad to be a part of that.
We use it every week and we find the personnel to be friendly, helpful, and sympathetic to my needs.
The volunteers who work here are all committed Christians and share Christ's love with all who come in the door.
I work as a volunteer every Wednesday at the food pantry. I am also on the Executive Board of the pantry. We strive to be a place where we can serve others in need. Our clients tell us often how appreciative they are and how we have provided much needed help for them. Sometimes we even get a hug. We appreciate so much all who help donate food and money to help keep us here every week.
I have been a volunteer at HELP 317 for more that 3 years. We have a very well kept and friendly facility. We not only provide food, we have used clothing and some household items that are free for the taking. Many times we have been ask to pray for some special need that is pressing on someones mind. It is a great blessing to me when I can give someone a bit of information to help them find a way to get help for other needs. We do our very best to provide a variety of items from fresh veggies and fruits, canned goods, meats, and baked goods. I feel God is blessing our efforts as we serve our community.
I've donated both food and money. I've been at their location too. I am especially pleased that this Nonprofit is operated as a ministry, by a volunteer staff. Anyone can lose a job, their health or a marriage and struggle to feed their family. So many families have been helped already, I can't imagine the hunger and struggle our community would experience without HELP317. I know you don't know me... but I just wanted there to be one more voice saying Yes, HELP317 is faithful with your contribution and faithful with God's love.