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Kansas FOOD SECURITY resources

Your Guide to Kansas Food Resources, produced by the Kansas Hunger Reduction Network
English version Click here to download the English version  Spanish version Click here to download the Spanish version
Also see the Kansas SRS website at:

Hunger in the Heartland, Hunger and Food Insecurity in Kansas, 1995-2000
- a report from the Kansas Health Institute (881K pdf file)

Building a Deep-Rooted Local Food System
2011 Report of the Douglas County Food Policy Council identifying the benefits, challenges and opportunities for creating a sustainable local food system in the region
 - Executive Summary (588k pdf file)
 - Full Report (7.5 meg pdf file)

Kansas Food Bank, Wichita, Kansas

Society of St. Andrew, Kansas City, Kansas

Let’s Help, Topeka, Kansas

Harvesters Community Food Network

Apply for Food Stamp Benefits

National FOOD SECURITY resources

America’s Second Harvest - A national network of food banks and food rescue organizations, distributing food to those in need

Food Research and Action Center - Working to reduce hunger and food insecurity through improving public policy and public-private partnerships

Community Food Security Coalition - Numerous publications and resources for promoting community food security

Society of St. Andrew - Food Rescue and Distribution Ministry

USDA Community Food Security Assessment Toolkit - A guide to measuring food security in your community

Community Food Security Resource Kit: How to Find Money, Technical Assistance, and Other Help to Fight Hunger, and Strengthen Local Food Systems, from United States Department of Agriculture

Food and Health

Kansas Nutrition Network

Kansas State Department of Education, Child Nutrition and Wellness Programs

Kansas Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System
– Kansas data on obesity, dietary and physical activity behaviors

Cultivating Common Ground: Linking Health and Sustainable Agriculture
-  a report from Prevention Institute

Farm to Cafeteria

National Farm to School Program

USDA’s Healthy School Meals Resource System: Farm to School / School Garden information

Small Farms/ School Meals Initiative: a step-by-step guide on how to bring small farms and local schools together, from USDA

Oklahoma Farm to School Report


The following resources are Projects of the Kansas Rural Center.  Learn more about them here.


Kansas Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Alternative Crops
KCSAAC has an extensive listing of sustainable ag links 

Kansas Department of Agriculture Pesticide and Fertilizer Program - Sensitive Crops Page

Kansas State University Research and Extension

Kansas businesses based on sustainable farming practices

Great Plains Herb Growers 

Growing for Market newsletter for market gardeners. Based in Lawrence, KS.

Kansas Grazing Lands Coalition

Kansas Meat Goat Association


Ag Marketing Resource Center 

Alternative Farming Systems Information Center

Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas

Food Routes Network 

Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University

Missouri Alternatives Center

Society of St. Andrew, West

North Central Region for Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension

Kansas Rural Center Links

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