Prairie Land Food is a program for families to stretch their food dollars. One pay $29 For a box of fresh food worth $35 to $40, plus two hours of volunteer time.
This month, the prairie pack includes: whole boneless ham (two pounds), chicken nuggets (12 ounce), center cut bacon (12 ounce), meat balls (12 ounce), diced chicken (seven ounce), plus six or seven fresh veggies and fruits.
September specials include:
• Beef burgers, $21, five-pound box of 16 fully cooked five-ounce burgers.
• Steak box, $16, eight five-ounce sirloin steaks, each individually wrapped.
• Smoked half chicken, $22, eight smoked half chickens, each individually wrapped.
• Salmon filets, $22, five-pound box, 20 four-ounce salmon filets. Each individually wrapped.
• White velvet vanilla cupcakes, $5, four 4.2-ounce white vanilla cupcakes.
The last day to order is Wednesday, Sept. 17. Food can be picked up after 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at the north door of the Assembly of God Church, 601 Patton Road. Organizers like to have orders in by Sept. 15, but they can take orders until that Wednsday morning.
To order call Delora Baldwin at 620-793-3423 or 620-786-1 , or order online at prairielandfood.com.
Prairie Land Food is a non-profit 501(c)(3) company that was founded on the principal of providing the opportunity for individuals and families to be able to have healthy foods available at an affordable cost and to become more aware of what we as individuals and families can do to help others.
It operates in Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska through churches, organizations, businesses, community centers wanting to get involved for a greater cause. According to its website, it is only funded by the participation.
Prairie Land Food purchases fresh food from food buyers from around the country. Volunteers come into the PLF warehouse in Topeka to sort, and assemble the food to ship out to the many PLF distribution locations.
Prairie Land Food received a $35,000 grant from the Walmart State Giving program. The grant was used to start a food bank in Shawnee County. The food bank is located at the Prairie Land Food Warehouse in Topeka.
Prairie Land Food also received a $5,000 grant from the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation. With the rising fuel costs, the grant was used to help continue to deliver PLF packages in rural areas, serving senior citizens and families generating well over 5,000 volunteer hours a month.
Other Kansas sites include Abilene, Almena, Alta Vista, Arnold, Augusta, Baldwin City, Belleville, Belvue, Bennington, Bentley, Burrton, Carbondale, Chanute, Cimarron, Colby, Conway Springs, Council Grove, Derby, Dighton, Dodge City, El Dorado, Eudora, Eureka, Fredonia, Garden City, Goessel, Goodland, Greensburg, Greenleaf, Halstead, Harper, Haven, Hays, Haysville, Hesston, Hillsboro, Howard, Hunter, Hutchinson, Jetmore, Lakin, Larned, Lawrence, Lenora, Liberal, Lincoln, Logan, Lucas, Luray, Lyons, Manhattan, Marion, McPherson, Milan, Minneapolis, Minneola, Mount Hope, Mulvane, Newton, Norton, Oakley, Osage City, Osawatomie, Ottawa, Oxford, Penokee, Phillipsburg, Pratt, Quinter, Ransom, Salina, Satanta, Scandia, Scott City, Sedgwick, Selden, Severy, Shawnee, South Haven, St. Francis, St. John, Stafford, Sublette, Sylvan Grove, Syracuse, Tipton, Topeka, Uysses, Valley Center, Washington, Wellington, Wichita (several locations), and Winfield.
For more information on PLF, contact June Glasgow at 800-998-9436 or firstname.lastname@example.org.