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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

Mobile Food Pantries

Operation Food Secure (website)

Operation Food Secure works with neighborhoods and organizations to distribute food boxes of fresh produce, meat and dairy. Visit their website for more information. 

Harvesters and Local Agency Mobile Food Pantries

Note: 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:

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

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

1st Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church – 2801 SE Indiana St.   (785) 766-3924

1st Saturday of the month, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Living in Victory Fellowship, 232 SW Sanneman Drive – (913) 548-1496

2nd Tuesday of the month, 9:00 a.m. until the food runs out, 215-0205
Central Topeka Turnaround Team - Location: Kansas Expo Centre, 1 Expocentre Drive

2nd Saturday of the month, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Jardine Middle School – 2600 SW 33rd St.   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 – 232-0142 Church leave message, or 217-5190 (Jeanette)

2nd Saturday of the month, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (EXCEPT, March, Nov. & Dec.)
Oakland Church of the Nazarene, 933 NE Oakland Ave. – 217-5190

3rd Friday of every month, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Community Resources Council, Inc. – 455 SE Golf Park Blvd.  233-1365
Recipients give first name, zip code, number of children, adults and seniors in household.

3rd Saturday of the month, 11:00 a.m. until food runs out.  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.
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.   233-9648

4th Tuesday of the month, 9:00 a.m. until food runs out
No distribution (December – March)
RMI, Randel Ministries Inc. - 1231 NW Eugene   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.
(Distributes every other month beginning in February) Distributions February, April, June, August, October & December
Indiana Avenue Church of Christ – 3510 SE Indiana    266-7788

4th Saturday of the month, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
(Distributes every other month beginning in January) Distributions in January, March, May, July, September & November
Topeka First Free Methodist Church – 3450 SE Indiana   266-6610

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

Harvesters Mobile Food Pantries List for Kansas (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.