In these challenging times, more and more people are having difficulty affording enough food to adequately feed their families. The
following community services are available to families in Kindred, Davenport, Walcott, Leonard, Hickson, and the surrounding area:
Food Pantry: The Kindred Area Food Pantry is housed at Kindred Lutheran Church at 391 Spruce Street in Kindred. Churches
and volunteer organizations throughout the area contribute food and money toward the pantry.
Holiday Food Baskets: Ingredients for the holiday meal are provided to families during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.
Backpack Program: Hungry children suffer physical, emotional, and developmental impairment. They are sick and hospitalized
more often. Hungry children don't learn as well at school, which in turn limits their potential. The Backpack Program is designed to
fill gaps in meals during the weekend for children on free and reduced lunches by providing such items as milk, juice, snacks, and
food for four meals.
We want to help! If you live in the area and are in need of assistance or would like to suggest a family, please contact any local
pastor or call Kindred Lutheran Church at 428-3630. Additional information is available at www.kindredlutheran.com/Serve.html
These programs are a partnership involving the Kindred Area Food Pantry, the Great Plains Food Bank, and the Kindred Area
Ministerial Association (KAMA) which includes Bethel and Goshen Moravian Churches, Calvary and Zion United Methodist
Churches, Canaan Moravian Church, Davenport and Norman Lutheran Churches, Hickson and Walcott Lutheran Churches, Kindred
Lutheran Church, St. Benedict and St. Maurice's Catholic Churches, and West Prairie Free Lutheran Church.