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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

Shawnee County Food Pantries

This information has been updated as of June 2022. Hours and locations may change. For specific questions, contact the food pantry.  A special thank you to Rachelle Vega-Retana with City of Topeka for compiling and updating this list.   


If you receive food from any one of these agencies, there will be a 60 day waiting period until you can return to that same agency or any of the other Client Track agencies for food assistance.

Exception – Agency Discretion.


CLIENT TRACK Agencies; If you receive food from any one of these agencies there will be a 60 day waiting period until you can return to that same agency or any of the other Client Track agencies for food assistance.          Exception – Agency Discretion.

Catholic Charities of NE KS.  (Client Track)  Picture ID Required
234 S. Kansas Ave.  785-233-6300 
Pantry open: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday & Thursday,    12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Wednesday  

Doorstep (Client Track) SS card for each person in the hom
1119 SW 10th, 785 357-5341

Tues, Wed & Thurs. 9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (clothing) by appointment only
(food) Intake over the phone; Mon, 10:00 a.m. – 1 p.m., Tues-Fri 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., pick up by 2 p.m.

Fellowship & Faith Ministry(Client Track)    Picture ID for applicant & some form of ID for all other persons in home.
708 SE Lime St.  785-354-7262
Tues-Fri 9 a.m. -12 p.m. / 1-3 p.m.

I Care(Client Track) Serving those living south of 6th St. & east of Kansas Ave. TEFAP serving all of Shawnee Co. Current piece of mail with date showing current address, SS Card for each person in household
2914 SE Michigan  785-267-5910
Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.                            

Let’s Help (Client Track) Picture ID, SS card for each person in household
200 S Kansas, 785-234-6208
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 11 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Fri 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
(food boxes, emergency services – all provided out of the front door)  

Salvation Army(Client Track) Picture ID
1320 SE 6th,  785-233-9648
Pantry – Mon, Wed & Friday, 9 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
TEFAP on Tues & Thurs 9 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  

Topeka Rescue Mission(Client Track) Picture ID, SS card for each person in household
Distribution Center 401 NW Norris
Food Boxes - Tues & Thurs   9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
This is a drive thru at the NW end of the building                     

Boys & Girls Clubs of Topeka
Provides after school programming for youth ages 5-18 to include a snack & dinner at our Adams Club & Teen Center. Must be enrolled at the site.

During school days out, we provide breakfast, lunch & a snack at our Adams Club & Teen Center. Must be enrolled at the site.

Adams Club:                     Teen Center:

550 SE 27th St.               1112 SE 10th Ave

Topeka, KS 66605            Topeka, KS. 66605

785-234-5601                  785 – 234-5601

Boys & Girls Clubs of Topeka Pantry – Teen Center Must provide name and number of people in household.
1112 SE 10th Ave.
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month     

Capper Cupboard Not available to the public. Available to all Pediatric Families receiving services at Capper.
3500 SW 10th , (785) 272-4060
Mon – Fri.  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Adults served in Residential Care & Direct Support Service Staff w/qualifying income level.          

Community Action, 785 836-4500
Monthly Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) distribution to participants customers who live in Shawnee county and Maple Hill in Wabaunsee county who are 60 years or older and have an income at or below 130% of the Federal Poverty Level. Interested individuals must complete the CSFP application and provide required documentation to be added to the program. Distribution dates and locations vary depending on participant’s address. Please call Community Action for additional information.

East Topeka Senior Center Must submit application & be approved
Harvesters Commodity Distribution Mon – Fri, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
432 SE Norwood St.  232- 7765

Elwanda’s Food Pantry 3rd Thursday of the month, Noon – 2 p.m. 
New Hope United Methodist Church
2915 SW 8th Ave,  785-233-0166

Family of God Church- Randel Ministries 1 visit every thirty days
1231 NW Eugene St.   785 234-1111
Tuesday & Thursday 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Hi-Crest Market
Old Avondale East Elementary School, 2nd Saturday of the month     9a.m.- 11a.m.
455 SE Golf Park Blvd.  785-783-2535 

Highland Park High School Food Pantry, Fred Willer (785) 274-6026 
Available to all HPHS students & families or by referral from 501 counselor or social worker

Highland Crest HOPE Food Pantry, Annual application, ID, SS card for each member of the household, one visit per month.
3225 SE Adams (use rear door) 785-266-5537.
3rd Sunday, 12: p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
3rd Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
4th Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Hope House Ministries 
Oakland Church of the Nazarene
939 NE Oakland 785-232-0142 Church leave message or 217-5190 (Jeanette)
2nd and 4th Sunday of each Month 12:30-1:30 (temporarily cancelled due to COVID-19), see Mobile Food Pantries, pg. 4..

Every Sunday free pancakes to anyone 9:10 a.m. -10:30 a.m. (during COVID-19 this is pancakes to go.  Go to the church door, order and we will bring out.)

Inward Faith Outreach Ministries
625 Polk Street  785-234-2332
4th Friday of the month, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Marantha Baptist Fellowship Food Pantry Come as often as needed. You don’t need anything but your contact information.
4935 SW Burlingame RD (785) 862-8810
Every 1st Wed. of the month 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Every 3rd Sat. of the month 9 a.m. – 12 noon.

New Hope Baptist Church - Food Pantry May go twice per month, Photo I.D. required at each visit, SS cards required for each, person in the home.
404 SW Polk, (785) 220-1123
1st & 3rd Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
2nd and 4th Mondays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.                       

Open Arms Outreach Ministries: The House That Will Built
2401 SE 11th St.
4th Saturday of the month, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

St. Matthew Church Food limited to supply on hand
2800 SE Maryland
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.