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Feeding America (formerly America's Second Harvest);
This report presents information on the clients and agencies in the state of Kansas. The information is drawn from a national study, Hunger in America 2010, conducted in 2009 for Feeding America (FA) (formerly America's Second Harvest), the nation's largest organization of emergency food providers. The national study is based on completed in-person interviews with more than 62,000 clients served by the FA national network, as well as on completed questionnaires from more than 37,000 FA agencies. The study summarized below focuses on emergency food providers and their clients who are supplied with food by food banks in the FA network.
The FA system in Kansas provides emergency food for an estimated 198,400 different people annually.40% of the members of client households in Kansas are children under 18 years old (Table 5.3.2). 46% of households include at least one employed adult (Table 5.7.1).Among client households with children, 85% are food insecure and 38% are food insecure with very low food security (Table 18.104.22.168).56% of clients in Kansas report having to choose between paying for food and paying for utilities or heating fuel (Table 6.5.1).40% had to choose between paying for food and paying for medicine or medical care (Table 6.5.1).29% of client households in Kansas report having at least one household member in poor health (Table 8.1.1)At the administration of this survey, 3 food banks or FROs affiliated with FA operated in Kansas. Of the agencies that were served by those organizations, 365 agencies that had their operation within the state responded to the agency survey. Of the responding agencies, 286 had at least one food pantry, soup kitchen, or shelter.76% of pantries, 69% of kitchens, and 44% of shelters are run by faith-based agencies affiliated with churches, mosques, synagogues, and other religious organizations (Table 10.6.1).Among programs that existed in 2006, 74% of pantries, 75% of kitchens, and 65% of shelters in Kansas reported that there had been an increase since 2006 in the number of clients who come to their emergency food program sites (Table 10.8.1).Food banks are by far the single most important source of food for agencies with emergency food providers, accounting for 66% of the food distributed by pantries, 39% of the food distributed by kitchens, and 28% of the food distributed by shelters (Table 13.1.1).As many as 92% of pantries, 79% of kitchens, and 73% of shelters in Kansas use volunteers (Table 13.2.1).
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation;
Documents the strategies and activities of the First Things First initiative from the preparatory phase of the initiative through the first year of implementation in Kansas City and reports on its early results.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation;
Reviews key lessons learned from Kellogg's Families For Kids reform initiative that focused on the development of community models for placing "waiting children" in permanent homes.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation;
Describes the history of Kellogg's Families for Kids initiative, implementation activities carried out by the project sites in eleven states, and prospects for sustaining the changes that were achieved.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation;
Provides lessons learned by project directors at all eleven sites in Kellogg's Families For Kids initiative to improve the foster care system on behalf of children.
Looks at a range of regulatory strategies used to make individual health insurance policies more accessible and affordable. Assesses the effectiveness of regulatory reforms in Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Washington.
Explores the impact of the 2006 requirement to show proof of citizenship to enroll in Medicaid or other public health insurance on the stability of coverage for eligible children and families, efforts to simplify processes, and costs in seven states.
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation;
Evaluates Knight's early childhood grantmaking in twelve communities, with a focus on grants that transform systems and build networks at a scale sufficient to create meaningful change. Presents grantee results and lessons learned.
Building Engineering & Science Talent (BEST);
Provides national and international data comparisons on economic output, entrepreneurial activity, spending on education, course requirements, and other indicators to illustrate Kansas' need to boost its high-tech capacities and the tasks it faces.
State Health Access Data Assistance Center;
Shares five states' experiences and best practices in using State Health Access Program grants to expand public health coverage through community-based outreach and improved eligibility and enrollment processes, as well as implications for federal reform.
Profiles states' progress in developing and implementing medical home programs, strategies to encourage primary care providers' adoption, and states' ability to convene stakeholders, help improve and evaluate performance, and address antitrust concerns.