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DCF partners with local agencies to distribute food to local communities
National emergency triggers disaster household distribution program
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The Department for Children and Families along with its community partners is distributing food to Kansans as part of the disaster household distribution program. The program is triggered when a national emergency is declared.

The program provides a variety of canned meats, vegetables, fruits, rice, dried beans, peanut butter and in some cases frozen meats and fresh milk. The food is being distributed to impacted households through DCF’s existing network of Emergency Food Assistance Program or TEFAP agencies.

There are no income restrictions for the disaster household program. Anyone in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic may receive a food package. The program is first come, first served. Quantities are limited.

Distributions are expected to last through May 6.

Barton County sites include:

• Central Kansas Dream Center – at the center, contact Kimberly Becker, 2100 Broadway Ave. in Great Bend, 620-282-4014, 

• First Assembly of God Church – at the Masonic Lodge, contact Peter Toll, 351 W. 2nd in Hoisington, 620-639-5111, 

• Great Bend Housing Authority – at the Housing Authority (High Rise), contact Lynn Fleming, 1101 Kansas Ave. in Great Bend, 620-793-7761, 

• United Church of Christ – at the church, contact Karen Sessler, 701 N. Fritz Ave. 701 in Great Bend, 620-617-8883,