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Free food pantries, groceries and soup kitchens in Sedgwick County.

Get free groceries, food, hot meals and even personal toiletry items or household supplies in Sedgwick County. The greater Wichita area is supported by a couple dozen main emergency, free food pantries as well as soup kitchens near you that offer a number of services to low income families, the disabled, working poor and elderly as well as children. Find details below as well as a phone number at the bottom of the page for other food and meal programs in Sedgwick County.

Many resources are offered today, for immediate needs. Among them include distributing emergency food for singles or families in the Sedgwick County Kansas region, free Thanksgiving or Christmas meals, baby formula, and applications to SNAP food stamps or Meals on Wheels in Wichita. Many of the food pantries also have soup kitchens on site too for anyone in need. Or get items such as soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper and other items. Find more details on free stuff.

Each center will have an application process in place. Among them include a process whereby applicants will need to present proper identification for each household member and others who may benefit from the food or meals. Many locations will also require proof of address as well as the applicants income which will also be all family members. Most Sedgwick County food pantries will also try to assist the needy in any other way possible. This can include such services or resources as diapers, baby formula, clothing, or even winter coats for kids or summer snacks for students.

Where to get free food in Sedgwick County

Bread of Life
1301 E. Galena, Wichita, Kansas  67216, telephone (316) 689-6866
Offers several community service programs, such as food distribution centers and pantries as well as a clothing closet.

A Better Choice
The non-profit is at 3007 E. Central, Wichita, Kansas 67214. Call (316) 685-5757
There is everything from free infant formula or baby supplies to pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and health care resources for women and/or single mothers. Some free food for a healthy pregnancy may be offered too.




Mulvane Care and Share Center, Inc.
The center and pantry is only for people in the Mulvane School District #263. Location is 1014 N 2nd Ave, Mulvane, KS 67110. Dial (316) 440-6687

Dear Neighbor Ministries
The emergency pantry is at 1329 S. Bluffview, Wichita, KS 67218. for information, call (316) 684-5120

Gleanings Food Pantry Ministry
Address is 1020 N 2nd Ave, Mulvane, KS 67110. Call (316) 777-1147
Free groceries are offered in a limited area, including McConnell Air Force Base, Peck, Oxford, Rose Hill, Belle Plaine, Douglass, Haysville, and Udall. There may be baked goods, household cleaning supplies, produce or vegetables and more.

Heart of Christ UMC Food and Clothes Closet
Location is 856 S. Green, Wichita, KS 67211. Call (316) 945-9838
Free emergency clothes, food, groceries and more. Whether a bag of groceries, shoes or winter coats, or Christmas, Thanksgiving, or Easter food baskets, assistance is offered for the low-income in Sedgwick County.

Grace Lutheran
The Food Pantry is at 3310 E Pawnee, Wichita, KS 67218. Phone: (316) 685-6781

Salvation Army - Wichita and Sedgwick County Emergency Assistance Centers
There are a few pantries around the county. Food vouchers and other basic needs and social services are offered to Wichita and Sedgwick County families. Thanksgiving and Christmas hot meals, free groceries, Angel Tree program, and coats are just some examples of the support. Or get help with government benefits such as SNAP food stamps.

  • Additional locations - West Orchard Corps, 1910 S. Everett, Wichita, Kansas 67213, (316) 943-9893
  • Wichita Citadel Corps, 1739 S Elpyco, Wichita, Kansas 67218. Call (316) 685-8699
  • Location is 350 N Market, Wichita, Kansas 67202. Dial (316) 263-2769





CSFP - Commodity Supplemental Food Program
Location is 2130 E. 21st St N., Wichita, KS 67214. Dial (316) 267-0511
Free food, meals, nutritional supplements, surplus commodities like milk or cheese and more is for people over 60, including the elderly, senior citizens or retirees. Also learn about Unit Pricing, coupons for groceries, cooking and more for older people.

Juanita Alexander Food Pantry
333 E. English, Wichita, Kansas 67202. Main number is (316) 264-2400
Up to one weeks worth of shelf stable food is offered. Canned soup, pasta, cereal, bread, peanut butter and more.

API Meals on Wheels
The homebound, elderly, and disabled in Sedgwick County can get frozen meals delivered. There are also wellness checks. A small donation is requested. Get healthy, nutritional USDA approved meals.

  • 921 E Janet, Clearwater Ks 67026. Dial 620-584-2332
  • Another area is 1901 S Kansas, Wichita, Kansas 67211. Phone: 316-263-3703
  • 1051 S Bluffview, Wichita, KS 67218. Telephone: 316-681-1172
  • 2121 E 21st St, N Wichita, KS 67214. Call 316-269-4444

Mulvane Senior Center
632 E. Mulvane, Mulvane, KS 67110. Call (316) 777-4813Free food pantries Sedgwick County

There is a soup kitchen at 1010 N Main, Wichita, Kansas 67203. Phone: (316) 269-4160
A hot breakfast is offered.

United Methodist Open Door, Community Food Ministry
Address: 1611 N. Mosley, Wichita, KS 67214. Phone (316) 267-4201
Emergency food is offered for both single people and families. There may be personal toiletries or canned groceries. Or apply for Back Pack, Senior Brown Bags, Home Deliveries and other programs

First Metropolitan Community Church
The charity runs a Clothes Closet and offers Emergency Food from 156 S. Kansas, Wichita, KS 67211. Phone (316) 267-1852.
Up to one weeks supply of food can be provided to those who qualify. Food basket programs, transportation, and other government benefits are offered and can be applied for.

Wichita Dream Center at Hope Church - Food & Clothing Distribution
Location is 2000 S. Hillside, Wichita, Kansas 67211. Call (316) 684-4006
Their services are only available on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Please stop by on the 2nd Saturday from 9 - 11 am for their food distribution. They also have a clothing ministry where you can find clothing for the whole family. No proof of income is currently required. Please note the limited availability of food and other programs.

The Lord's Diner
Free meals are offered. The soup kitchen is part of the Catholic Diocese of Wichita.

  • 520 N. Broadway, Wichita, Kansas 67214, (316) 266-4966
  • 2825 S. Hillside, Wichita, KS 67211. Phone - (316) 295-2122

R.E.A.L. Support for Families
Wichita, KS 67203, (800) 332-6378
There is free stuff for baby, new moms or dads, infants and low income families with babies. Free formula, diapers, cribs, and other baby supplies, including wipes too.

Our Daily Bread Food Pantry
Location is 2825 S. Hillside, Wichita, KS 67216. Dial (316) 262-8898
A free client choice food pantry. Families get to "shop". Groceries, laundry detergent, holiday food boxes, soap, and more. Get items such as  vegetables, fruits, canned meats, paper products, personal toiletries and fruit juices.

The Pantry at Center Church
Address is 3700 E Mt Vernon, Wichita, KS 67218. Main number is (316) 636-7087

Catholic Charities Food Pantry
Main address - 2825 S. Hillside, Wichita, Kansas 67216
Not only may food, groceries, free baby formula, and similar items be provided. There is help for immigrants, single moms and the working poor. They also have clothes, hygiene supplies and other similar goods. Many churches are part of Catholic Charities. More on Church food assistance in Sedgwick County.

College Crest Church of Christ
Location is 2615 N. Wellesley St, Wichita, KS 67220. Main number is (316) 686-1981

Community Food Ministry
Location is 2130 E. 21st St N., Wichita, Kansas 67214. Call (316) 267-4201
Get items such as dairy products, fresh fruit, vegetables, shelf stable groceries, meat and low sodium foods. Also the charity has cooking classes and workshops health and wellness.




Community Outreach - Union Rescue Mission
Location is 2800 N. Hillside, Wichita, KS 67219. Phone: (316) 687-4673
Get free food, diapers, USDA commodities, starches (cereal, bread, pasta, rice, and/or potatoes) as well as other items.

College Hill UMC Food Pantry
2930 E 1st St, Wichita, KS 67214. Call (316) 683-4643
Get free  hygiene products, soap, laundry detergent, feminine goods and more. Bags of fresh or canned food are offered too.

Community Breakfast
There are multiple places for free hot breakfast. Or get bag lunches or snacks, drinks throughout the day.
925 N. Waco, Wichita, Kansas 67203. Dial (316) 263-0810
525 N. Broadway, Wichita, KS 67214. Phone - (316) 263-0248

Jehovah Jireh Food and Clothing Center
A food bank and clothing closet is at 627 N. Ash, Wichita, Kansas 67214. Dial (316) 312-9903

Community Services - United Methodist Open Door
Main address: 2130 E. 21st St N., Wichita, KS 67214. Telephone - (316) 267-4201
There are assistance programs and social services. One resource is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) as well as WIC vouchers. There may be Oatmeal, meat and poultry products, vegetable mix, peanut butter, instant milk and more.

A Hand Up Ministries
The charity is at 1156 N Oliver, Wichita, Kansas 67208. Phone - (316) 558-7068
Get free groceries, clothes, paper products, shoes, hygiene products, formula, food (non-perishables).

Antioch Food Bank
255 S. Estelle, Wichita, KS 67211. For hours, dial (316) 425-5654

Airman and Family Readiness Center - McConnell AFB only provides services for retired military or active duty members. Receive information, case management, food, financial assistance, and more. 53147 Kansas, Ste. 105, McConnell AFB, Wichita, KS   67221-3606, phone (316) 759-6020

Chisholm Trail Church of Christ -Open Food Pantry. Distributes meals, holiday aid, and more.
5833 E 37th St N.
Wichita, Kansas 67220
Phone (316) 683-1313

Christian Food Ministry, Inc. is also known as The Soup Kitchen.
Food pantry address 301 E. 3rd
Hutchinson, Kansas 67501
Main phone number (620) 662-6468
Sedgewick County Kansas families can receive hot meals, clothing, and access to a food pantry.

Commodities, Clothing, Bread, and Sack Lunches
Chairty offers baked items such as breads and bagels as well as lunches.
1702 N. Emporia
Wichita, KS 67214
Senior citizens in Sedgwick County can receive a low cost or free lunch, and volunteers also operate a Meals on Wheels service. They help feed the elderly in the community. They also help clients apply for other Kansas senior citizen assistance programs.

Crossroads Light to Life Ministries, Martinson Avenue Christian Church
1653 S. Martinson, Wichita, Kansas 67213. Call (316) 262-4125 or (316) 765-1730
USDA commodities are distributed, and a food bank is on site too for anyone who may not be qualified for government commodities.

Brotherhood Presbyterian Church Food Pantry
2328 E. 13th
Wichita, Kansas 67214
Dial (316) 263-5360 for information and hours.







Episcopal Social Services at Venture House
Main address is 1005 E. 2nd St. N.
Wichita, KS 67214
Hot lunches, food sack, and meals offered to the homeless and needy.

Good Neighbor Center
3401 E. 47th St. S.
Wichita, Kansas 67216
(316) 644-9341
Runs a food pantry and clothing closet.

Helping Hands Food Pantry, New Hope Christian Church
1400 S George Washington Dr.
Wichita, KS 67211
Main number (316) 262-3425
The free pantry may have soup, peanut butter, spaghetti, sauces, and even free ingredients for a Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner.

Hillside Christian Church Food Pantry
8330 E. Douglas
Wichita, Kansas 67206
Has an onsite emergency Food Pantry with nonperishable groceries.

His Helping Hands Food Pantry
Location of food pantry - 1441 E. 37th St. N.
Wichita, KS 67219
(316) 838-8528
Offers home delivery of groceries and provides a food bank for the working poor.

Living Water Ministry
Location is 1400 E Kellogg Dr
Wichita, Kansas 67211
Dial (316) 858-1406

The Center Church
3700 East Mount Vernon
Wichita, Kansas, 67218

Offers food for only zip codes 67211, 67216, 67218 and 67210

Simple House
238 N. Waco
Wichita, Kansas 67202
Phone (316) 303-9994
Clothing, some personal hygiene items, and a food pantry is run. There may also be paper goods, ensure for seniors, fruits, vegetable, milk, and more.

Union Rescue Mission
2800 N. Hillside
Wichita, KS 67219
(316) 687-4673
Clothing, meals, food and shelter is offered to men. Provide food and groceries to families and assist them in any other way. Other aid includes diapers and baby formula when available.

Victory Baptist Community of Faith Church
Location is 812 S Oliver St
Wichita, KS 67218
Telephone number - (316) 612-0485

Love In the Name of Christ - Rivercrest Free Methodist Church
136 North Emporia
Wichita, Kansas
The ministry helps the less fortunate, or refers them to food banks. Other services may include hot meals, hygiene items or applications to benefits such as SNAP food stamps in Kansas.

West Side Church of God
Food pantry location is 1900 McCormick
Wichita, Kansas 67213
Main number - (316) 264-8133
An emergency bag of food with non-perishable items is available. Other assistance may include fruits, vegetables, and snacks for children from low income families.





Westside Good Neighbor Center
Address - 3500 West 13th St. N
Wichita, Kansas 67203
Phone number (316) 942-7349

Radical Praise Church
1157 North Emporia
Wichita, Kansas
The charity operates a free food pantry for the working poor. A bag of groceries may be passed out, as well as a holiday meal or article of clothing such as winter coats.

Find more free food programs in Wichita area

If there is not a pantry in the area of Sedgwick County near you, for referrals to other food assistance programs call 316.265.3663. Qualified low income families may benefit from everything from a free meal at a soup kitchen to applications to USDA commodity programs. Or apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), summer snacks and other goods.


By Jon McNamara














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