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Since the creation of Breakthrough ESS in 1983, we have served hot meals to hungry people from all over Wichita.

Attention: Our cherished lunch program has successfully transitioned into a daily breakfast program.

This program continues today with breakfast served by volunteers. Breakfast is served Monday - Friday, 8:15-9:00 a.m. to individuals and families in our community.
Last year, we served more than 36,000 hot lunches. We aim to reach the same communities this year, but just a little earlier--with breakfast.

Of those who benefited from a meal at Breakthrough:

  • 77% are male
  • 90% are unemployed
  • 97% have an income of less than $25,000 per year 
  • 74% have an income of less than $10,000 per year
  • 62% are homeless

Want to help? Contact Jacquette Thompson, Volunteer Coordinator, at 316-665-8634 or

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