(KAKE) - Over the course of ten years, a KAKEland nonprofit organization has sent out 40 million meals all over the world and empowered people to feed the hungry, all from Numana’s headquarters in El Dorado, Kansas.

“We do that by facilitating meal packing events. It does require volunteers,” said Numana Executive Director Ashley Jonas.

But those meal packing events, packed with people, have taken a hit because of the pandemic. So, they’ve figured out a safe system to allow them to keep serving the hungry at a time when they are needed now more than ever.

“Not just in our community, but nationwide. There’s been about a 25% increase in people who are needing food due to COVID,” said Jonas.

When someone makes the call needing food, their answer is always yes.

“We’re not a food bank, there’s a big difference. We have one specific meal that we distribute, and it is a base meal so people can add on to that,” said Jonas.

That base meal of beans, rice, dehydrated vegetables, and soy, is also given to food banks to add on to and distribute to those in need.

To help with their mission, KAKE TV and DeVaughn James are honored to have them as this week’s, “Wins for Kansas.”

“On behalf of DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers and KAKE TV, we’re honored to recognize Numana. Thank you for the great work you’re doing feeding the hungry all across the globe. Keep up the good work,” said Richard James of DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers.

“Numana would just like to say a big thank you to DeVaughn James and KAKE News for the $500 donation which is going to provide 1,667 meals to those facing hunger right here in Wichita, Kansas,” said Jonas.