Wheels of H.O.P.E. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created to provide supplemental food to the chronically hungry in Geary County, Kansas while removing many of the common barriers encountered by low income families, including transportation.
Each month Wheels of H.O.P.E. delivers food packages to residential areas within the community identified as having the highest percentage of “chronically hungry” families. These families are identified through the number of children qualified for the free and reduced lunch program in USD 475.
Children who are have adequate nutrition perform better academically and have more positive health and wellness outcomes. Parents who are able to provide their families with adequate nutrition are better equipped to focus on pursuing more positive outcomes for their families. With community support, Wheels of H.O.P.E. hopes to help combat the issue of chronic hunger in Geary County.