COVID-19: Resources and Needs

COVID-19: Resources and Needs

Virtual Office: How to Contact Us

Though Hutchinson Community Foundation’s physical office is temporarily closed as part of recommended social distancing protocols, regular operations of Hutch CF and its affiliate, Buhler Community Foundation, will continue remotely.

The first and best method for contacting personnel is through email at the addresses below.

Staff will also be available via telephone by calling 620-663-5293 and leaving a voice message. A staff member will then return your call.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: With the Community Foundation’s physical office being closed, does that mean operations have halted? 

A: No. All staff are working remotely, performing the normal functions of the foundation, Monday-Friday, and are available via the contact methods listed above.

Q: I’m a donor wanting to make a financial gift to help during this pandemic. Who do I contact?

A: Contact Aubrey Abbott Patterson, or 620-200-0175.

Q: Are people in need of food or other goods? Where can I donate?

A: Yes, people and organizations are in need of specific items. Call Reno County VOAD’s referral and resource line 2-1-1 to learn of specific needs and ways to donate. See the list below of additional community needs.

Community Needs

A listing of local service organizations in need of financial donations and goods and services.


  • With the cancellations of planned blood drives, the American Red Cross faces a severe blood shortage. Healthy individuals are encouraged to make an appointment to donate. To schedule a time, click here or call 1-800-RED-CROSS


Address: 335 N. Washington St. #240, Hutchinson, KS 67501
Telephone: 620-665-3630

  • Antibacterial hand soap
  • Inexpensive thermometers
  • Tylenol – bottles to give clients
  • Hand sanitizer bottles
  • Disinfectant spray
  • Boxes of disposable gloves (the thin ones)


Address: 301 E. Third Ave., Hutchinson, KS 67501
Telephone: 620-662-6468

  • Community service workers or volunteers are needed.


To donate, call 620-665-2038

  • N95 masks
  • Isolation gowns (disposable or reusable)
  • Face shields
  • Goggles
  • Hand sanitizer in a pocket size (2 or 4 oz.)


Address: 200 W. Sixth Ave., Hutchinson, KS 67504
To donate money:
To donate food and supplies: 620-314-6969 

  • Twin size mattress sets. Please call The Sleep Shoppe or Mattress Hub. New Beginnings’ donors have worked with both businesses and in the past have been able to strike a good deal.
  • A 12-passenger van or minibus. As COVID-19 continues, New Beginnings Inc. will need to transport clients who are ill to its Meadowlark Commons facility and to see health professionals.
  • Plastic spoons and forks
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Non-surgical masks
  • Non-latex gloves
  • No-touch thermometers
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Paper towels
  • Bleach
  • Bottled water
  • Cereal in bags/boxes
  • Oatmeal boxes of individual packets
  • Instant potatoes
  • Instant rice
  • Shelter DOES NOT need canned goods


Address: 700 N. Walnut St., Hutchinson, Kansas 67501
Telephone: 620-665-4076

  • Refrigerator truck. The amount of items that need refrigeration while donations are being sorted is more than the food bank can accommodate, the organization seeks to increase its refrigeration capacity.
  • Canned tuna
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned soups
  • Canned meat
  • Any vegetables
  • Peanut butter

RENO COUNTY VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster Relief)

Telephone: 2-1-1

To donate money: Drop off at the United Way of Reno County office, 924 N. Main St. (100% of donations go directly to individuals for rent, utility, and prescription drug assistance)

To donate supplies: Drop off at The Salvation Army, 700 N. Walnut St. or Interfaith Housing and Community Services, 1326 E. Ave. A

  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby formula
  • Clorox wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Antibacterial soap
  • Lysol spray
  • Toilet paper


Drop off: The Salvation Army, 700 N. Walnut St.
Telephone: 620-663-3353

  • Dryer Sheets
  • Dish Soap
  • Combs
  • Brushes
  • Band-aids
  • Laundry soap
  • Clorox Wipes or wash clothes
  • Clorox or any other kind of cleaner
  • Pedialyte
  • Gatorade
  • Diapers: size 3, 4, 5, 6
  • Pull-ups: size 4, 5, 6
  • Wipes: any kind
  • Women’s products: pads, tampons, pull-on briefs size S/M
  • Men’s pull-on briefs: size L
  • Bar soap: big bars
  • Toothpaste: family size
  • Deodorant: men’s and women’s


Telephone: (620) 665-4960

  • Community volunteers

Official Statements from Hutch CF

Hutch CF begins virtual operations (March 16, 2020)

How can we help each other? (March 13, 2020)

Other Resources

  • The CARES Act: What Nonprofits Need to Know about the Payroll Protection Program