Food for the Hungry in Wichita This map shows food pantries and meal sites associated with the Kansas Food Bank and summer meal sites operated by USD 259 Wichita Public Schools.
Click on icons for times and dates that food is available. Meal sites are shown with a fork and knife. Pantries are shown with a milk and apple. Summer food sites of children are shown with a sun.
AFL-CIO and Working America Offer Lifeline to America’s Unemployed. The nation’s largest labor organizations, the AFL-CIO and Working America, launched an online Unemployment LifeLine campaign to give America’s unemployed workers more resources. UnemploymentLifeLine.com is an online lifeline—a Yellow Pages meets Wikipedia—for unemployed workers.
Laid-Off Workers Center
The Laid-Off Workers Center is open monthly and sees all qualified clients by appointment only. The center is coordinated by United Way with local nonprofits, government agencies and other organizations. Setting up an appointment with the Laid-Off Workers Center:
Laid-off workers must pre-register and set up an appointment by calling United Way's information phone number, 2-1-1 (this is a toll-free number): Call only between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. For those having difficulties dialing 2-1-1 through their phone provider, dial the alternative number 1-888-413-4327
Programs, Resources Available for Unemployed Members
As the recession continues to hit working families hard and economic uncertainty looms, the IAM Employment Resources Department is committed to helping IAM members weather the storm.
If you are without work and facing financial difficulties, visit the IAM’s Unemployment Resources page on www.goiam.org for a list of available resources. The page provides information on health insurance alternatives, employment assistance, benefits, job search tools, retraining, and help with mortgage payments, creditors, and debt.
Job Search Help for our Displaced Members
Here are some Job Site links that may help you find employment.
IAM Employment Services
Kansas Department of Labor
Kansas Job Link
Kansas State Civil Service
Working for America Institute
Senior Services helps find jobs for people 55 and up
File For Unemployment Online
File online and save time
A free clinic right here in Wichita opened its door on Nov 13 th 2010 to serve the working uninsured and recently laid-off Wichitan’s. It offers a full range of medical care — everything but hospitalization. It is designed to help people who are between jobs or temporarily lacking health insurance, not those who are chronically unemployed or homeless. The clinic offers numerous medical services. View the flyer for all the info concerning this clinic to help our laid off members.