“Help Hungry People Eat Healthier Foods” with an aim to (1) Help Provide Healthier Food Security, (2) Share Generously, (3) Welcoming All People into a Safe Space (no discrimination), and (4) Reduce the Impact of Food Deserts in the Ward-Meade Neighborhood, the City of Topeka, and Shawnee County, Kansas. We serve working-class, poor, and working-poor families; single mothers and fathers; the elderly, disabled, persons on a fixed income; LGBTQ+ individuals and families; the homeless or displaced persons; veterans, and more.
TOTAL AGENCY DISTRIBUTION
TOTAL NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS SERVED
2019 - 2,424
2020 - 4,356
2021 - 5,608
Find more information at https://wsbctopeka.org/get-help/food-pantry
Call before you come (785) 233-4241. OPEN Hours for donations - Wednesdays: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Donation by appointment is available.
ProducePedia is a free resource that covers the types of fresh produce that can be delivered to food pantries. Each entry includes information on color, taste, and possible uses. People unfamiliar with the vegetable or fruit will learn how to use it, and those who are familiar with it still might learn a fun fact or two!
The Cooperative Extension sites have a wealth of information for any backyard gardener. Once you go to the site (each one if very different from the others) look for a link for “homes and gardens”, “landscape”, “consumer horticulture”, etc. to find information on improving your backyard garden. Neighboring state sites may offer information your own state’s site lacks.