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Shawnee County

Shawnee County
K-State Research and Extension
1740 SW Western Avenue
Topeka, KS  66604


Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

785-232-0093 fax

Meal Sites 

Hot Meals and Grab n Go Meals

Updated March 2022

Meals on Wheels Eastern Kansas, 2134 SW Westport Drive, Topeka, KS  66614

785-430-2186, www.mowks.org

Home Delivered Meals

Home delivered meals are based on a sliding scale and donations are encouraged. Funding may be available for some individuals. Donations may be made using cash, check, credit card or Vision Card.


  • Person 60 years of age or older who is Homebound(difficulty leaving the home unassisted)
  • Person 60 years of age or older who is Isolated
  • Person 60 years of age or older who is a Caretaker, as long as it is in the participant's best interest
  • Spouse of an Eligible Participant as long as it is in the participant's best interest
  • Disabled or Dependent Individual who resides in a non-institutional setting with an eligible participant and it is in the participant's best interest
  • Registered congregate meal participant who needs a home-delivered meal(s) due to an illness or health condition

Congregate Meal Sites

Meal sites for age 60 & over & or disabled.  Donations are encouraged but there is no set fee.

Noon meal with reservations the day before by 3:00 p.m. at the site or by calling 295-3980.

The spouse of an individual over 60 who accompanies them to the center or if under age 60 you must pay full price for the meal

East Topeka Senior Center, 432 SE Norwood Street, 785-232-7765

First Apartments, 3805 SW 18th Street, 785-272-6700

Highland Park United Methodist Church, 2914 SE Michigan Avenue, 785-266-6555

Lulac Senior Center, 1502 N Seward Avenue, 785-234-5809

Papan’s Landing Senior Center, 619 NW Paramore Street, 785-232-1968

Madison Street Apartments, 600 SE Madison Street, 785-234-3386

Tyler Towers Apartments, 600 SW 14th Street                

Silver Lake Senior Center, 404 E. Lake, 785-582-5371

Rossville Senior Center, 429 Pearl, 785-584-6364

Auburn Civic Center, 1020 Washington St.                                 

Breakthrough House Club House, 1201 SW Van Buren, open only to members of the Clubhouse for breakfast and lunch, Monday through Friday.  Membership is required.  Please call 785-232-6960 for details.

Hands of Hope Ministry, 222 NW Jay St., (1 block east of Topeka BLVD., behind Gas n Shop), Mondays, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, hot evening meal. 

Highland Crest 7th Day Adventist Church, 3225 SE Adams, 785-266-5537. Breakfast for children every 4th Saturday at 9:30 a.m. & lunch for children at 1:00 p.m.

Let’s Help, 200 S. Kansas, 785-234-6208, Mon, Wed & Fri. 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (sack lunches give out front door)

Silverbackks Silver Supper – 

Serving Children up to age 18, Monday-Thursday

Central Park Community Center, 1534 SW Clay, meal served at 5:30 p.m.

Hillcrest Community Center, 1800 SE 21st, meal served at 6:00 p.m.

Silverbackks Silver Sunday, 1020 NE Forest Ave.,

Free meal to any age, served grab & go style during COVID-19.

Every Sunday at 11:30. Seconds begin at 12:15, when possible.

Service ends at 12:30 or earlier, if food runs out.

The Salvation Army, 1320 SE 6th, 785-233-9648, Mon. and Fri. 12 – 1 p.m. hot meal, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. sack lunch.                        

Topeka North Outreach, 785-233-13702, Operation Backpack Weekend Food Sacks are shared at all North Topeka and Oakland area schools as well as Garfield and Oakland Community Centers.

Topeka Rescue Mission, 600 N. Kansas, 785-354-1744., A sack with food for breakfast & dinner is provided M – F, 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the back door. Sat & Sun 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the back door.