Did you know that USD 259, the public school district that covers Wichita, is the largest in the state of Kansas? And out of approximately 50,000 students enrolled each year, some among them are homeless. This can be a chronic situation or temporary, with families experience transition that carries them from one housing situation to another. The McKinney-Vento Program is the outgrowth of a federal law crafted many years ago to address the needs of students in public schools who find themselves temporarily or chronically homeless, and USD 259 has a strong organization addressing this need so that students remain in school and are directed to resources that will equip them for success in life. What they've found is that high school age students are often underserved in this area, so we partner with them to create "snack bags" that are distributed through the 10 high schools in Wichita, hoping that this simple service will help sustain them through weekends and keep them connected to succeed in school.
We build the bags as an act of worship on the last Sunday of the month, and we invite you to join in the worship experience with us!
Below you will find a brief video and a list of supplies we use to help create the snack bags.