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Food / Necessities Assistance

M-F 8am - 5pm

Sat 8am - 4pm | Closed Sun

Item Donation

M-F 9am - 4:00pm

Sat 9am - 3pm | Closed Sun

Offering a Hand Up

Shawnee Community Services is a local food pantry and free clothing resource, serving the entire KC metro since 1982.

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Shawnee Community Services is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing food, clothing and a body of knowledge to anyone in need. We are a local food pantry and free clothing resource, serving the entire KC metro since 1982. We are a non-governmental organization whose primary support comes from the resale of donated goods along with cash donations from local service clubs, churches, businesses and individuals. It operates with three full time paid staff plus a legion of volunteers that support the organization in many and various ways. It is a highly effective organization directly delivering services to the less fortunate in a most cost effective and timely basis. Shawnee Community Services is truly a “home mission.”

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Evelyn VanKemseke, Founder/President/CEO of Community Center of Shawnee, Inc passed away November 18, 2015.  Evelyn’s top goal was to pay down the mortgage. All donations made to her memorial fund will be applied directly to the mortgage principle. Thank you.  Update:  Due to the generous donations to Evelyn’s memorial fund $12,906 was applied to the principle and $15,000 was applied to monthly mortgage payments. THANK YOU !!!!


Shawnee Community Services will be distributing bread (and other food items as available), Monday through Saturday from 10am to 3pm from the normal inside free food area. 

Pantry boxes will be distributed from the normal door on the west side, from 1p-3p Monday through Friday.  Scheduling a day to pick up a pantry box is required.  Call 913-268-7746 for scheduling.

Please be patient due to high volume of calls.

We will conti...

Again this week more changes are in the works due to the COVID-19 situation.

This has been a very fluid situation.  Beginning Tuesday the entire metro is

under a stay-a-home order except for Essential Services.  Shawnee Community 

Services will be able to continue to distribute available food collected from a variety

of sources.  However, we will have to make some adjustments to the way this

is handled for the next 30 days:


Tomorrow, Friday, March 20, 2020 our front area/free food aisle

will be open from 10am to 4pm.

Pantry boxes already scheduled will be distributed as usual from the pantry door between 2p-3:30pm.

We will be accepting donations of food and dollars.  We will not be accepting household furnishings, clothing, etc.  

Thank you for your patience during this quickly changing COVID-19 situation.

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We serve persons of all ages, race, and ethnicity.

We serve persons without regard to their permanent address. However, the majority of our clients come from Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas.

© 2016 Shawnee Community Services



11110 W 67th St.
Shawnee, KS 66203



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Sat 8am - 4pm | Closed Sun



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