“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.

Prepared Meals

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided Monday through Friday for free to anyone in need.  Two meals are served on the weekends and holidays. There are no criteria to receive a meal from the Mission.

Meal Times:

Day(s) Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Monday – Friday 7:00 (men)
7:30 (hope center)
8:00 (community)
11:00 (men)
11:30 (hope center)
12:00 (community)
5:00 (men)
5:30 (hope center)
6:00 (community)
Saturday 9:30 (men)
10:00 (hope center)
10:30 (community)
No Lunch Served 4:00 (men)
4:30 (hope center)
5:00 (community)
Sunday 7:00 (men)
7:30 (hope center)
8:00 (community)
Varies 4:00 (men)
4:30 (hope center)
5:00 (community)

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.

280,595 meals from dining room and sack lunches
141,821 meals supplied to partner agencies
119,264 meals given through food boxes at the Distribution Center
541,680 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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Topeka Rescue Mission

Facilities: 354-1744
Hope Center x309
Men’s Shelter x301
Distribution Center 357-4285
Thrift Store 235-9094
TRM Boutique on the Blvd 478-5744

Programs: 354-1744
Dining Services x322
Food Distribution x366
Education & Mentoring x338
Volunteer Services x393

NET Reach 785-783-2535 x106
Operation Street Reach 785-230-8237

Monetary: 785-354-1744 x316
Material: 785-357-4285
Food: 785-357-4285

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