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Project Starfish 

Project Starfish's goal is to improve students' ability to learn in school by providing items needed to be successful (coats, shoes, supplies, food)

Services are available at these Children 1st Resource Hubs.

Children 1st Resource Hubs

North End

Located in: Woodland United Methodist Church

Address: 1100 W 15th St N, Wichita, KS 67203

Hours: By appointment only

Services: Beef Up the Pantry and Christmas Store




Located in: Adorers Wichita Center

Address: 1165 Southwest Blvd.

Hours: Monday- Friday 8 am to 6:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 5 pm.

Services: Donation drop off center only


Food Pantry

  • Our food pantry addresses food insecurity for working poor parents who are unable to access traditional food pantries or have an emergency. Designed to provide working poor families with food during times of crisis and includes home delivery.

  • Bread Club


Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World (Getting Ahead) provides a pathway out of poverty. It is for low-resourced people (those living in poverty) to move from a just-getting-by world to a getting-ahead world. There are no lectures, but co-learning through “investigating” the past and a future life to solve problems, with discussions about resources.

For more information, contact Cerae (


Bridges Out of Poverty is a construct created by Dr. Ruby Payne and Mr. Phil DeVol to understand poverty through the lens of class and its hidden rules. Children 1st is providing 5 branches of programs. (Click the link for more information.)

For more information, contact Cerae (


Student Assistance

  • Back to school: helps with back-to-school support (coats, supplies)

  • Christmas Store: qualified parents can self-select toys for their children (0-13 years_)

  • Shoe Night: Qualified students can self-select their own shoes. Thank you to Shoe Carnival!

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