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Joining together to make the future bright!

Food / Necessities Assistance

M-F 8am - 5pm

Sat 8am - 4pm | Closed Sun

Item Donation

M-F 9am - 4:30pm

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 !!!!


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.

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