Image above is Christmas Volunteers handing out Christmas Food Boxes to families.

Topeka Rescue Mission Ministries is dedicated to caring for every man, woman and child in need, no matter where you are in life.


If you are hungry, we want you to feel as if Jesus ’ hands and feet are serving you a meal. Anyone who is hungry is welcome to eat at TRM Ministries.  We never charge for meals. We serve 3 meals a day Monday through Friday and 2 meals a day on Saturday and Sunday every week.  Click on the Meal Schedule link below to see meal times.  Also, if you are hungry and you miss one of our meal times, you may always request a sack lunch from one of our front desk staff.

Meal Schedule
Read more about Food Services.


If you need a place to stay , we want our hospitality to be as if Jesus’ hands and feet are providing you with safe shelter. If you are in a special or sensitive situation, we will make every effort to get you housed and fed safely. Your safety and security are our priorities. We have rules in place to maintain the safety of all of our guests, staff and volunteers. If you have any concerns, please let the front desk know and one of our advocates will be more than happy to serve you. Also, click this link to Read more about Shelter Services.


If you need food at your home, we want to help you. Food Boxes are distributed to those in need in the community on Tuesdays and Thursdays at our distribution center at 401 NW Norris.  Persons must bring a valid ID and can not have received assistance in the last 60 days, unless it is in the case of an extreme emergency, then 30 days is the minimum. We strive to provide tasty and healthy food boxes and the amount of the food goes up as family size or number in household increases.   Food distribution hours are from 9am to 3pm. We also have a list at the front desk of the Distribution Center of all the other food banks, food pantries, and food distributions in the area. Please request this list anytime it can help you.


Clothing assistance is provided to persons who are guests of the Mission at our Topeka Rescue Mission Thrift Store.  Guests can request clothing assistance by checking at the front desk of their shelter.

Emergency clothing is available on a limited basis for guests of the mission who come in without adequate clothing.  Hygiene kits are also available to those guests who are in need.


Any person who is in need can report to the front desk of either shelter and request to take a shower.  A towel and washcloth will be provided and a hygiene kit on request.


Household items such as dishes, pots and pans, heaters/fans, cleaning supplies, small appliances etc. are available to persons in need by applying at the Distribution Center on Tuesday or Thursday from 9am-3pm.  These items are also provided as available to persons who are moving out of the Mission to an apartment or house.


Do you feel like God has something “more” for you and your life? Do you wonder if  you are capable of more and struggle with how to achieve that? Can you remember as a child having incredibly big dreams and now just can’t seem to dream anymore?

There’s good news—Jeremiah 29:11 says, For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Not only does God love you and want the best for you, we have trained volunteer mentors who work in our Dare to Dream program. They will come alongside you, in a small group setting, and encourage you and help you to achieve those big dreams.


You should also know we can come to you and help you, right where you are. In 2013 we began Neighborhood Empowerment and Transformation (NET Reach) in Hi-Crest. It is based out of the former Avondale East School building. We have trained volunteers and funding and we’re here to help you.  Several available programs include Taco Tuesday, summer camps for your children, a job training program and housing projects that can assist you. We are here for you and want to help.