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Shawnee County
K-State Research and Extension
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Topeka, KS  66604


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8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



Mobile Food Pantries

Harvesters and Local Agency Mobile Food Pantries

Note: Updated 09/05/2023. This list represents the typical scheduled day each month for Mobile Distribution at the listed agencies and sites. Distributions may be rescheduled, added or canceled with little notice due to inclement weather, holidays or unforeseen circumstances so it is always best to call the agency for the most up to date information from our agency partner. Harvesters Customer Care can be contacted at 877-653-9519 if you cannot reach the Mobile Distribution agency.

Topeka and Shawnee County Area:

Mobile Food Pantries

1st Monday of the month, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
First Christian Church, 1880 SW Gage Blvd., 785-272-4290

1st Thursday of the month, 9:30 a.m. until the food runs out, 785-272-9009 Town & Country Christian Church - Location: Kansas Neurological Institute, 3107 SW 21st St,

1st Friday of the month, 4 p.m. – 5:00 p.m
Robinson Middle School, 1125 SW 14th St. 785-295-3770

2nd Monday of the month, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Trinity Presbyterian Church, 4746 SW 21st. St. 785-633-5491

2nd Tuesday of the month, 9:00 a.m. until the food runs out, 785-234-2883 or 785-215-0205
Central Topeka Turnaround Team - Location: Stormont Vail Events Center, South parking lot. We do not close for the winter!   

2nd Saturday of the month, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Jardine Middle School – 2600 SW 33rd St.   785-274-6330

2nd Saturday of the month, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Hope House Ministries, Oakland Church of the Nazarene
939 NE Oakland Ave – 785-232-0142 Church leave message, or 785-217-5190 (Jeanette)

3rd Friday of every month, 12:45 p.m.
LULAC Senior Center, 1502 N Seward Ave – 785-234-5809
No income eligibility. Line up in front of the Center.

3rd Friday of every month, 3:00 p.m. until food runs out
Community Resources Council, Inc.
Avondale East NET Center – 455 SE Golf Park Blvd.  785-233-1365
Recipients give first name, zip code, number of children, adults and seniors in household.

3rd Saturday of the month, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church – 701 SW Topeka Blvd. 785-233-3656

3rd Saturday of the month, 11:00 a.m. until food runs out.  785-266-5688
Eastside Church of God in Christ – 2724 SE 10th, just north of Pine Ridge Community Ctr.

3rd Saturday of the month, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Bread of Life - 234 SE Lime St. (785) 925-6412

4th Monday of the month, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Salvation Army, 1320 SE 6th St.  785-233-9648

4th Tuesday of the month, 9:00 a.m. until food runs out
RMI, Randel Ministries Inc. - 1231 NW Eugene 785-234-1111

4th Friday of the month, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Capitol City School – Hummer Park Football Field – East Parking Lot, 500 SW Tuffy Kellogg Dr.    

4th Saturday of the month, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Topeka First Free Methodist Church, 3450 SE Indiana, 785-266-6610

4th Saturday of the month, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
(Distributes every other month beginning in February) Distributions February, April, June, August, October & December
Indiana Avenue Church of Christ – 3510 SE Indiana, 785-266-7788

4th Saturday of the month, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Antioch Family Life Center - 1921 SE Indiana   232-1937

Rossville:  4th Wednesday of the month – 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Weather Permitting!  (785) 836-4500, Community Action at Citizen Potawatomi Nation, 806 Nishnabe Trail

Auburn:  4th Friday of every month – 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Weather Permitting! 785-836-4500, Community Action at Auburn Community Center, 121 W. 11th St.

Harvesters Drive-thru Food Pick Up Calendar

Webpage--click for Kansas and/or Missouri and download the PDF

What is a Food Bank?

A food bank stores and distributes millions of pounds of food. They don't distribute food directly to individuals but instead distribute to food pantries who serve small communities. Our food bank in Shawnee County is Harvesters.  Here is their contact information for finding food pantries in your area: 

https://www.harvesters.org/get-help or (877) 353-6639. 

What is a food pantry?

A food pantry serves a community and provides food directly to individuals. A food pantry may be a non-profit that also provides other emergency services such as clothing and help with rent and utilities. A food pantry may also be part of a faith-based organization.