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Kansas free food banks, meal sites and food pantries

Find a listing of the main free food banks and emergency pantries in Kansas. The distribution centers are usually run by non-profit organizations, churches, and charities that may be near you. While the program vary by location, many of the pantries will provide both free groceries or meals today in an emergency or direct families to longer term support, such as SNAP food assistance. Find a free food bank or pantry near you in KS.

Other services offered in Kansas can include hot meals, home delivered food to seniors or the disabled, and holiday or Christmas assistance. There are also many free drive thru food banks for the low-income. Call them for information on the free food assistance programs they administer. There is also a referral telephone number at the bottom of this page for more information on charitable as well as government food assistance programs near you. There are also CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farms that provide very low-cost of fresh produce in KS, and locate a CSA farm.

Many of the locations listed below in Kansas also have on site counselors or volunteers that will refer qualified individuals, including people with no money, to government assistance programs and social services that can not only offer free food, but also provide help from USDA summer meals, government commodities and other benefits . The goal of each free food pantry near you is to help the low income and less fortunate in any way possible.

Additional local and regional Kansas free food banks near you

The non-profits and charities listed here, throughout this page, support most of the state or they may have referrals. However there are numerous other food pantries near you, churches, soup kitchens, and charities that focus on local towns and counties in Kansas. Select a county or region near you for information on local free food pantries and soup kitchens in Kansas.

Regional free food and grocery distribution centers in KS

Kansas Food Bank partners with hundreds of local charities, food pantries and soup kitchens to try to feed the low-income. They work with centers in most counties, including those listed below. Referrals are given to programs such as for fresh produce, boxes of groceries or free government food for seniors, including break, milk, cheese and more. There are also major initiatives including Veterans Outreach & Distribution program, Summer Feeding Program, Pet Pantry and others.




  • Assistance, including referrals, is for low-income families and the unemployed in counties including Allen, Anderson, Barber, Barton, Bourbon, Butler, Chase, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Clark, Cloud, Coffey, Comanche, Cowley, Crawford, Decatur, Dickinson, Edwards, as well as Elk. The KS Feeding America Food Bank is also for Ellis, Ellsworth, Finney, Ford, Geary, Gove, Graham, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Greenwood, Hamilton, Harper, Harvey, Haskell, Hodgeman, Jewell, Kearny, Kingman, Kiowa, as well Labette
  • Residents of the following counties will also be able to use the food programs, and they include Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Logan, Lyon, Mc Pherson, Marion, Meade, Mitchell, Montgomery, Morris, Morton, Neosho, Ness, Norton, Osborne, Ottawa, Pawnee, Phillips, Pratt, Rawlins, Reno, Republic, Rice, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Saline, Scott, Sedgwick, Seward, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Stafford, Stanton, Stevens, Sumner, Thomas, Trego, Wallace, Wichita, Wilson, as well as Woodson

The main Kansas Food Bank location is 1919 E. Douglas, Wichita , Kansas 67211. Call 316.265.3663  for food assistance. They provide support to local soup kitchens, pantries, and other sites, which then distribute the goods to those that qualify.

Harvesters - The Community Food Network covers both Kansas and parts of MO. They help people of all backgrounds, races, and ages get free boxes of food, groceries, or holiday baskets. There may be meat and poultry products, frozen meals, dairy products, fresh fruit and more. The main center is at 3801 Topping Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64129 . Call 816.929.3000. Services are offered in the counties of Clay, Douglas, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Marshall, Miami, Nemaha, Osage, Pottawatomie, Riley, Shawnee, Wabaunsee, Washington, and Wyandotte

Second Harvest Community Food Bank is for the counties of Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, and Leavenworth,. The main address is 915 Douglas, St. Joseph , Kansas 64505. Phone number - 816.364.3663. There are free Health and Nutrition workshops, USDA Farm 2 School, EBT card applications and of course free food distribution.

Metro Lutheran Ministry supports the parts of Kansas that are in the KCMO area. Meals, groceries, Christmas support, and more is available. There is a soup kitchen, free baby formula, canned goods, paper products, and personal toiletries and more. The address is 3031 Holmes, Kansas City, MO 64109. Dial 816-931-0027





New Vision COGIC
Address is  9609 Pflumm Rd, Lenexa, KS 66215
For intake, call 913-438-8757 or (913) 438-8757
Call for details on the food bank and the free assistance programs administered.

Food Bank of Reno County
Address: 700 N Walnut St., Hutchinson - KS, 67501. Call - (620) 665-4076
A free mobile, drive thru food bank is open, including today. Or apply for The Emergency Food Assistance Program, WIC vouchers and benefits.

Eckan Inc.
Address: 2518 Ridge Ct.. Lawrence Kansas 66046. Telephone number is (785) 841-3357
Some of what may be available includes applications for SNAP or WIC, free groceries, government commodities, and much more. This is the local community action agency in the region.

McPherson County Food Bank
707 S Main St, Mcpherson KS, 67460. Dial - (620) 241-8050
Works with other non-profit centers. Among other things, can provide referrals, guidance, and case management to the less fortunate.

Caldwell Community Food Bank
1602 Harper Ave, Lenoir, NC 28645. Main Phone: (828) 754-7088
Free groceries, baby formula, assistance for children and the elderly, and other aid is administered.

Wellington Food Bank
311 S Washington Ave, Wellington - Kansas, 67152. Telephone: (620) 326-5301
Has some fresh fruits, vegetables, and dairy products.

350 S Range Ave, Colby KS, 67701. Telephone of the food pantry is (785) 460-7930
Free boxes or groceries and basic needs are addressed.

Wamego Family Worship Center
16445 W. Cameron Circle, Wamego Kansas, 66547. Phone - (785)456-9646
The homeless and very low income may receive free boxes of food, canned meats, fruits, and other social services.





The Leo Center Food Pantry
1 Riverfront Plaza, Suite 100, Lawrence KS, 66046. Call 785.841.7297 or  (785) 856-3620
Pantry is open Saturday. Provides food once per month per family.

First Christian Church
310 W 5th St, Holton, KS 66436. Phone: (785) 851-0810
Provides food assistance at most once every 30 days. The program is known as JCMA Food Pantry.

Living Hope FWB
Location is 735 E 5th Ave, Hutchinson, KS 67501. Phone: (620) 474-0823
Non-profit provides groceries and food to families in the community in need. Groceries are provided to Wichita Kansas families and the immediate area.

Kansas locations of additional free food pantries and banks

Many other food distribution centers are located across Kansas. Tens of thousands of families use them every month for assistance. You can find a food bank above, or dial (316) 265-4421 to get information and locations of additional non-profit food pantries that are located across the state and that may be near you. Or get help from Feeding America center in KS in applying for aid, including USDA programs such as SNAP food stamps.


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