Taco Bell restaurants are teaming up with the Kansas Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids Backpack Program to help chronically hungry children.
From March 18 through March 31, Taco Bell restaurants across Kansas, including the one in Dodge City, will ask customers to support the Food 4 Kids program by rounding up their purchase.
Every Friday during the school year, the Kansas Food Bank has provided backpacks of food for children who do not get enough to eat at home on the weekends.
Additionally, when customers round up, they will get a free taco their next visit.
The Food 4 Kids Backpack Program currently serves over 6,000 kids across Kansas alone.
In Dodge City there are 275 children served by the program.
The Kansas Food Bank as a whole, collects and distributes donated and low-cost nutritious food to more than 500 hunger relief partners in its 85-county service area.
In 2020 more than 15 million meals were distributed.
Hunger-relief partners include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, schools in the Food 4 Kids backpack program and CSFP senior box programs.
The Food Bank takes a leadership role in identifying and addressing hunger needs affecting Kansans.
For more information, visit www.kansasfoodbank.org.