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GB Taco Bell joins effort to help fight childhood hunger
Taco Bell in Great Bend, 3607 W. 10th St., is working with Kansas Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids Program to help feed chronically hungry children. - photo by Susan Thacker

Taco Bell is teaming up with the Kansas Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids Program to help chronically hungry children.

Every Friday during the school year, the Kansas Food Bank provides backpacks of food for children who don’t get enough to eat at home on the weekends. From March 18- 31, participating Taco Bell restaurants across Kansas, including the one located at 3607 W. 10th St. in Great Bend, will ask customers to help support the Food 4 Kids program by donating $1 at checkout. This two-week national fundraiser will temporarily replace donations raised through the Round Up program, which helps fund programs such as the Taco Bell Foundation’s Live Más Scholarship.

Currently, the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program is serving over 6,000 kids across Kansas alone. In Great Bend there are 39 children served by the program.

About the Kansas Food Bank

The Kansas Food Bank collects and distributes donated and low-cost nutritious food to more than 500 hunger relief partners in its 85-county service area. In 2020 more than 15 million meals were distributed. Hunger-relief partners include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, schools in the Food4Kids backpack program, and CSFP senior box programs. In addition, the Food Bank takes a leadership role in identifying and addressing hunger needs affecting Kansans. For more information, visit