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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.



Shawnee County Food Pantries

This information has been updated as of December 18, 2023. Hours and locations may change. For specific questions, contact the food pantry.  A special thank you to Rachelle Vega-Retana, retired and Taylor Leathers 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.


Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ
2420 SE Bellview Ave., (785) 266-7102
Pantry Open: 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 4:00 pm to 6:00pm

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 home
1119 SW 10th, (785) 357-5341
Tues, Wed & Thurs. 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (clothing) by appointment only
(Food) Intake over the phone; Mon, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Tues-Fri 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., pick up by 2:00 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 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. / 1:00-3:00 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.

Salvation Army(Client Track) Picture ID
1320 SE 6th,  (785) 233-9648
Pantry – Mon, Wed & Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Food for about 2 days
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 

Be Filled of South Topeka – 200 Airport Rd. Bldg. 818 S1
An indoor/outdoor site where you select or receive groceries & or household items to take home. Sun & Mon - Closed
Tuesday - weekly of each month 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wednesday, Thursday & Friday - Closed
Saturday - weekly of each month 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bods Feeding Bods
Located in Kuehne Hall, Room 101, Bods Feeding Bods is Washburn University's food and commodities pantry. The services of the pantry are available to any member of the Washburn community with an active i-Card.
Hours of Operation: Fall and Spring Semester, Monday - Saturday 1:00 - 5:00 pm. Closed on all Sundays, all university breaks, and closures.
For more information or to make an appointment for access when the pantry is not normally- open, please contact the LinC Office (Benton Hall 208) or (785) 670-1950.

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     

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., (785) 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.

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, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
3rd Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
4th Wednesday, 6:00p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Hope House Ministries 
Oakland Church of the Nazarene
939 NE Oakland 785-232-0142 Church leave message or (785) 217-5190 (Jeanette) See Mobile Food Pantries, pg. 4.

Every Sunday free pancakes to anyone 8:10 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.

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, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2nd and 4th Mondays, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 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.