Local and State Resources
Marion County Resources
-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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
-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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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
-Meal Pick Up: 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Hillsboro Senior Center
-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
-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.
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.
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
Brain Breaks (South Dakota State University Extension)
Coronavirus: Managing Family Finances (Alabama Cooperative Extension System)
The Child Mind Institute - information about managing anxiety, discipline and behavior
5 Ways to Keep Kids Engaged and Learning at Home (National 4-H)
Common Sense Education - information about digital citizenship and well-being
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)
Ag Community Resources
Small Business Resources
Kansas Small Business Development Center (Wichita State University)
Child Care Provider Resources
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
Experiment with Extension
Nature Scavenger Hunt: Checklist
KSRE Family and Child Development Resources
Celebrating Easter: Publication
Surviving and Thriving During a Quarantine: Publication
Cut the Clutter and Claim Peace in Your Home: Publication
Family Stress: Publication
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.