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For Families-Kansas Together: A Project of Kansas House Leadership

USDA COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide


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Marion County Health Department

Social Distancing Document

Marion County Website

Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Kansas Department of Labor


Marion County Resources

Marion County Food Bank and Resource Center

-The Food Bank will operate as a drive through. Neighbors should enter on the East side and drive around the building stopping at the front door. Volunteers will place groceries in the neighbors trunks. 

-Hours: Monday: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Thursday: 4:30 to 7:00 PM

Peabody Food Bank

Location: 500 W 4th St. Peabody

Food Distribution: May 9th from 10:00-11:30 AM

Grab and Go Meals 

Free breakfast and lunch for all children 1-18 years old at participating school districts. Please note that the child receiving meals must be present at pick up time.

-USD 397 Centre School District: The meals are available for delivery at rural addresses or pick up at the following locations on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Meal Pick-Up Locations: Burdick (Outside Methodist Church), Lost Springs (Front of Post Office), Ramona (Front of Post Office), Tampa (Outside of Community Building), Pilsen (Church Parking Lot), Lincolnville (Outside Community Building). If you would like your children added to the Grab and Go meals please contact the Francie Mueller at fmueller@usd397.com or at 785-983-4304.

-USD 398 Peabody-Burns School District: View Information Here

-USD 408 Marion-Florence School District: The meals are available in front of the Elementary in Marion and in Florence at the Library Monday-Friday from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. If you would like your children added to the Grab and Go meals please contact the Central Office at 620-382-2117. If you have any questions or special requests please call 620-382-2117 or email mercekri@usd408.com

-USD 410 Hillsboro-Durham-Lehigh School District: The meals are available for pick up at the following locations Monday-Friday from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Meal Pick-Up Locations: Hillsboro Elementary School, Lehigh City Building, and the Durham Baptist Church. If you are interested in participating in curbside pickup, please email foodservice@usd410.net with the number of children meals and breakfasts you will need.

-USD 411 Goessel School District: The meals are available in front of the Elementary in Goessel from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM. If you would like your children added to the Grab and Go meals please email hilll@usd411.org. Deadline is Friday March 27, at 9:00 AM to register. 

Food/Medicine Access in Marion County

In an effort to help service the community and the inability of some to acquire necessary items such as food and medicine, the Marion County Sheriff's Office is available to assist in delivery of these items to citizens of Marion County. Grocery stores and pharmacies in Marion, Hillsboro and Peabody have been advised of this and will call as we are needed or if you or someone you know needs this service, you can call the Marion County Sheriff's Office at 620-382-2144 with a request. All orders will be picked up and delivered to your home at no charge. Officers will not transfer funds for these items either from the place of purchase or individual.

Senior Center Meals

Presently the three nutrition sites in Marion County: Hillsboro, Marion and Peabody are not serving congregate meals. Individuals can call the site and pick up a meal to go or meals on wheels will be delivered to individuals in these communities if unable to pick up a meal.

Marion Senior Center

-Phone: 620-382-2942

-Meal Pick Up: 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM


Hillsboro Senior Center

-Phone: 620-947-2304

-Meal Pick Up: 11:00-11:30 AM

-Note: Please call the Friday prior to the week you will be needing meals. 


Peabody Senior Center

-Phone: 620-983-2226

-Meal Pick Up: 11:15-11:30 AM

-Note: Please call the day before you are needing meals. 

Ministerial Alliance Assistance 

If you are needing financial assistance, please reach out to the Ministerial Alliance of Marion County by calling Josh at the Emmanuel Baptist Church or Jeremiah at the Marion Presbyterian Church. 

-Emmanuel Baptist Church: 620-382-2447

-Marion Presbyterian Church: 620-382-3257

Marion County Families and Communities Together (FACT)

Families and Communities Together, Inc. (FACT) has recently received Relief Fund grants from the CKCF to help families needing food or groceries in the Hillsboro, Peabody, and Goessel areas. If you are a family in those areas or know of someone in those towns that are in need food or grocery assistance, please contact FACT at 620-947-3184 (ext. 1011) or 620-877-0197. Because these are Relief Funds for food/groceries, it does not matter if the family has already applied to our Families Financial Assistance Network for emergency utilities/rent/services assistance in the last 12 months--we can and are happy to still help them with their grocery needs.

Mid-Kansas Community Action Program

Need financial help? Mid-Cap can help with a variety of services individualized to the applicant including but not limited to: rent, utilities, food, transportation, education, child care assistance, job assistance, resume building assistance, homelessness assistance, ect. APPLY HERE. 

The Mid-Kansas Community Action Program, Inc. is a community-based, non-profit organization that helps people move out of poverty. We do this by: 1) Providing programs and services focused on expanding community housing options, education, employment and economic mobility, family development, and support services; 2) Actively engaging community members, businesses and social service organizations in anti-poverty collaborations; 3) Continuously improving the accountability and capacity of our organization to pursue our Mission of "Helping People, Changing Lives".

For more information contact the Administrative office at 316-775-3000.

Low Income Energy Assistance Program

The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is a Federally funded program that helps eligible households pay a portion of their home energy costs by providing a one-time per year benefit. Families who may be experiencing financial hardship with electric bills are encouraged to apply online for LIEAP.

Applications are being opened up again from May 1 - May 29th. 

Disaster Food Boxes 

"If you know of family members or friends, who have lost their jobs or on furlough due to Covid19 these boxes are for them.  They don’t have to show proof of income just pick up at curbside at the following places and times. We ask that families go to the town they live in because what we receive is based on population."

BURNS- Wednesday, April 22- Morning

FLORENCE-Thursday, April 23 9:00-11:00 a.m.

HILLSBORO-Saturday, April 25- 9:00 am-Noon

LINCOLNVILLE-Wednesday, April 22- 11:00 am-Noon

PEABODY- Wednesday, April 22-10:00-11:30 am

RAMONA-Wednesday, April 22-4:00-6:00 pm

TAMPA- Wednesday, April 22 – 3:00-4:00 pm

PILSEN-Wednesday, April 22- 11:30 am

LOST SPRINGS-Wednesday, April 22-11:00 am

Applying for SNAP

"Kansas and Virginia will be able to operate Pandemic EBT, a supplemental food purchasing benefit to current SNAP participants and as a new EBT benefit to other eligible households to offset the cost of meals that would have otherwise been consumed at school. For the 2019-2020 school year, Kansas had approximately 234,000 children eligible for free and reduced-priced lunch, or about 45% of children in participating schools.” Read the Article

Kansas has been approved for Pandemic EBT:
- Kansas families with students on free and reduced-price school meals will be eligible for additional SNAP food assistance.
- Families participating in SNAP will receive an additional, one-time benefit of $274 per child. Families not participating in SNAP will be able to apply for this one-time benefit. Apply Here


Family Resources

Brain Breaks (South Dakota State University Extension)

Coronavirus: Managing Family Finances (Alabama Cooperative Extension System)

Disasters: Children's Responses and Helping Them Recover

Tips for Families (Zero to Three)

The Child Mind Institute - information about managing anxiety, discipline and behavior

Surviving and Thriving during Quarantine 



5 Ways to Keep Kids Engaged and Learning at Home (National 4-H)

Common Sense Education - information about digital citizenship and well-being

Nebraska 4-H Virtual & At-Home Learning

Parenting in a Pandemic

The American Academy of Pediatrics

University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service At Home Activities

Young Children at Home during the COVID-19 Outbreak: The Importance of Self-Care (Zero to Three - early childhood resources)

Mental and Behavioral Health and Well-being Resources

Everyday Mindfulness (KSRE publication)

How to Manage Fighting Kids During a Lockdown?

University of Minnesota Taking Charge of your Health and Wellbeing

Well-Being Toolkit for Children, Educators and Parents


Ag Community Resources

American Veterinary Medical Association

Animals and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (CDC website) 

Six Possible Impacts of COVID-19 on Farming  

USDA Coronavirus (COVID-19) website


Small Business Resources

Kansas Small Business Development Center (Wichita State University)

US Small Business Administration


 Child Care Provider Resources

Child Care Aware of America 

FAQ's for CC Providers from KDHE

Business Resources from KDC


Telecommuting/Working Remotely Resources

Best Practices for Remote Work (Prepared by Trudy Rice, Program Leader Coordinator for Extension Community Vitality)

Belay Solutions (Virtual.eXtenion.org virtual assistants for teaching and working virtually)

How to Work from Home When You Have Kids (Harvard Business Review)

How Managers Can Be Fair About Flexibility for Parents and Non-Parents Alike (Harvard Business Review)

Marion County K-State Research and Extension Videos

Extension Cares

Disasters: Children’s Responses and Helping Them Recover

Managing Stress and Pursuing Wellness 

Meal Planning 101


Ingredient Substitutions 

Special Addition: Checking Your Wheat for Freeze Damage

Container Gardening 


Experiment with Extension

Experiment with Extension #1: Calming Jar

Experiment with Extension #2: Magic Pepper

Experiment With Extension #3: Bubble Snake

Experiment with Extension #4: Rainbow Scavenger Hunt

Experiment with Extension #5: Rain Cloud in a Jar

Experiment with Extension #6: Fizzing Reactions 

Experiment with Extension #7: Cloud Dough

Experiment with Extension #8: Oobleck

Experiment with Extension #9: Civic Engagement 

Post Card Template: Front  Back

Experiment with Extension #10: Nature Scavenger Hunt 

Nature Scavenger Hunt: Checklist 

Experiment with Extension #11: Flashlight Constellations 

Constellation Chart

Experiment with Extension #12: Pet Care

Experiment with Extension #13: Grow Your Own Crystals


KSRE Family and Child Development Resources

Resilient Relationships 

Celebrating Easter: Publication

Family Coping Techniques: PublicationVideo

Surviving and Thriving During a Quarantine: Publication 

Cut the Clutter and Claim Peace in Your Home: Publication 

Family Stress: Publication 


Suddenly In Charge

Suddenly in Charge is designed to help teens and tweens with their roles in taking care of younger children.

Check out the link above for more tips and guides to help you meet the needs of the young people in your care.