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Food pantries in Shawnee County.

Food pantries in Topeka and across Shawnee County administer social services focused on providing food and preventing hunger. The non-profit agencies that operate the centers help hundreds of underemployed or working poor families each and every month. Also, thousands of children and seniors also benefit from the assistance available at these food banks.

The non-profits often partner with government agencies or national organizations as well in an effort to try to ensure no one is left behind. This means that a holistic approach is taken. It involves offering food, information on emergency financial aid, job training, and benefits such as applications to SNAP food stamps. Or other basic needs can be addressed too. This means a pantry may offer clothing, baby formula, or personal hygiene items too. So the programs are extensive.

Antioch Family Life Center
Address: 1921 SE Indiana
Topeka, KS 66607
Program Phone(785) 232-1937
The disadvantaged can use the on site food bank or clothing closet. Other services include meals as part of the Precious Blessings Childcare Center, school supplies for young children, and other social services.

Temple of Deliverance Church
Location is 520 SE Norwood St
Topeka, Kansas 66607
Telephone - (785) 235-6755

Bible Church of God Seventh Day
2633 SE Ohio
Topeka, KS 66605
Main phone - (785) 235-2716
An emergency food pantry is on site for Shawnee County families. Groceries, hot meals, Thanksgiving food baskets, and more is for the working poor.




United Methodist Open Door
611 N. Mosley
Wichita, KS 67214
Call (316) 267-4201 for intake or hours.
Up to 5 days of free food is passed out. The applicant needs to have a source of income. The United Way of the Plains is a key partner.

Let's Help, Inc.
200 S. Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS 66603
Program Phone Number - (785) 234-6208
Assistance includes a daily lunch, financial aid for bills or rent, a food basket, prescription medications, and counseling.

Doorstep, Inc
1119 SW 10th Ave
Topeka, KS 66604-1105
Main phone - (785) 357-5341
Many services are run by the charity. There is food, dental care, gasoline vouchers, and Christmas meals or toys. Clothing and other low income programs are also run in Shawnee County.

New Hope United Methodist Church
Address - 2915 SW 8th Ave
Topeka, KS 66606
Program Phone(785) 233-0166

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – Topeka
Main address: 234 S Kansas Ave
Topeka, Kansas 66603
Phone - (785) 233-6300
Seniors can sign up for Meals on Wheels. There is also sack lunches, summer snacks for students, and applications to SNAP food stamps. Other case management includes work clothes, mortgage help, ESL classes and much more.

Fellowship & Faith Ministry
Food bank location is 08 SE Lime St
Topeka, Kansas 66607
Telephone number for information is (785) 354-7262

Highland Crest Seventh Day Adventist Church
Address of food bank is 3225 SE Adams
Topeka, KS 66605
Dial (785) 266-5537





Oakland Church of the Nazarene
Address is 939 NE Oakland
Topeka, KS 66616
Call (785) 232-0142

Open Arms Outreach Ministries
1812 SW Van Buren
Topeka, Kansas 66612
Program Phone Number is (785) 232-3463
Volunteers refer clients, no matter their age or income, to free food pantries or public aid. They have information on hunger prevention programs in Shawnee County.

I Care, Inc. Food Bank
2914 SE Michigan
Topeka, KS 66605
Telephone number is (785) 267-5910

Inward Faith Outreach Ministries
Location - 625 Polk St
Topeka, KS 66603
Telephone - (785) 234-2332
Free boxes of groceries are offered. There may also be baby formula, dairy products, fruits, and canned goods.

Joyful Harvest
The pantry is at 1616 NE Seward
Topeka, Kansas 66616
Telephone - (785) 354-8154

Prairie Land Food Bank
7215 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, Kansas 66619
Program Phone (785) 862-1919
This non-profit can only be used every other month. Surplus USDA commodities are combined with advice. The food pantry has paper goods, non-perishable items, and other goods on site.

Randel Ministries is at Family of God Church
1231 NW Eugene St
Topeka, KS  66608
Dial (785) 234-1111
Seniors or disabled may have home delivery of meals.

Topeka Salvation Army
1320 SE 6th Ave
Topeka, KS 66607
Main telephone - (785) 233-9648
Many programs are available in Shawnee County. There is a food pantry and free Christmas toys and meals. Financial aid is offered for electric bills, and a shelter as well as clothing center are on site. Volunteers also serve meals to the elderly and have a Thanksgiving program.

St. Matthew Church
2700 SE Virginia Ave
Topeka, KS 66605
Phone: (785) 232-5012




Topeka Rescue Mission
401 NW Norris
Topeka, KS 66608
Program Phone - (785) 357-4285
Clients are the very low income and homeless. Free baskets of food, clothes, household goods, shelter, and other aid is provided.

True Holiness Family Church
2020 SE 21st St.
Topeka, Kansas 66607
Program Phone Number is (785) 233-9545

For the locations of other food pantries or soup kitchen in Shawnee County, dial 316.265.3663. Or low income families can be referred to government programs, such as SNAP food stamps or WIC vouchers.


By Jon McNamara

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