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Community Outreach

Simply Produce
In an effort to help our rural community gain access to fresh produce at an affordable cost, ECMC partnered with K-State Research & Extension -Midway District, Ellsworth County Economic Development, and Gene's Heartland Foods of Ellsworth to bring the Simply Produce Program to Ellsworth, KS.

Individuals can purchase fresh, off the truck produce for $15 in person at Gene's Heartland Foods or by calling them at (785)472-4111.

Orders open on the 2nd Friday of the month and close at noon the following Wednesday.

Distribution is held on the 3rd Friday of the month from 12-12:30pm at the Ellsworth American Legion.

#BecauseWeCare Community Campaign
The #BecauseWeCare Campaign was created as a community wide partnership in response to the current Mental Health crisis caused by the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Several community leaders have stepped up to ensure the mental safety of the many rural communities in our area. Past projects have included the implementation of the 211 resource for the Ellsworth County area, Virtual Art Therapy classes, multiple nursing home and food drives, the adopt a neighbor project, mental health first aid and suicide prevention classes, a mental health wellness calendar and several others.

In addition to improving mental health this group recognized the importance of maintaining a steady flow of information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic from trustworthy sources. A COVID resource page was developed and released every other week in the Ellsworth County Independent Reporter. This page houses the latest updates and education regarding COVID-19 at the top and a resource guide at the bottom.

Look for us at these annual area festivals!

Fort Harker Days - Kanopolis, KS
Always held the 2nd Saturday in July
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After Harvest Czech Festival - Wilson, KS
Always held the last Saturday in July
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Cowtown Days - Ellsworth, KS
Held each year in August
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Adams Apple Festival - Lucas, KS
Always held the 2nd Saturday before Labor Day
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Wish to share a resource that could help strength the community or interested in partnering with ECMC in a project? We want to hear from you!

Contact Information

Kate Schiermeyer, Public Relations Specialist
Phone: 785-472-3111 ext. 1301