“What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” James 2:14-17

Christ the King Servers at Topeka Rescue Mission

Bringing Help and Hope through providing daily food to TRM guests and community.

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24,000 Meals Per Month:

TRM Ministries Food Services is responsible for the planning, preparing and serving on average 24,000 meals per month in our dining room 7 days a week.  The food served consists primarily of food donations from the community.  Because of the generosity of the friends of TRM, this is accomplished for a cost of only 14 cents per meal. 

Anyone who is hungry is welcome to eat at TRM.

Meal Service

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided Monday through Friday for guests staying at TRM.  Two meals are served on the weekends and holidays.

Due to Covid-19, we continue to limit in-house meals to our guests while continuing to provide sack meals that include items for supper and breakfast to those from the community at large. These sack meals are distributed from the Northwest door of our Main Shelter at 600 N Kansas Ave, Monday-Friday from 6 - 6:30pm and Saturday and Sunday from 5 - 5:30pm.

We are also continuing to supply food boxes to the community every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m at our Distribution Center located at 401 NW Norris.

There are special schedules for certain holidays, if you have a question about when a meal time is, please call our main phone number at 785-354-1744.

450 Sack Lunches Weekly

For those TRM guests who are unable to be present during meal times, sack lunches are provided by written request.  Sack lunches are also kept on hand to feed others who come in who have a need.  Meeting this need requires making 1,200 sandwiches per week. A typical sack lunch includes 2 lunchmeat sandwiches (with cheese when available), chips, fruit or a fruit cup, a granola bar and a dessert.  Supplies needed include 120 loaves of bread and approximately 300 lbs of lunch meat each week.

277,839 meals from dining room
58,581 meals supplied to partner agencies
94,176 meals given through food boxes at the Distribution Center
430,596 total meals served and distributed

Food Services Volunteers

TRM Ministries Food Services has a creative, committed and caring staff. The task would be impossible if not for the amazing help of you, our community volunteers, to serve those who are counting on us for their daily food.  Click the link to view volunteer information: the Volunteer page.

Food Donations

TRM Ministries relies on donations of food from individuals, churches, businesses and other partnering agencies to meet the daily food needs of our guests.  Our most pressing food needs are updated monthly on our website.  View the Monthly Needs List.  Thank you for your support. Because of your generous and loyal support, and your donations of money, food and time, every $5 donated serves a fresh meal to 35 people.

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