Doorstep September Newsletter

From Lisa Cain

Doorstep Newsletter Article – October, 2022

Happy Fall Y’all!  

The work has begun on our new HVAC system!  Thank you to everyone who donated towards our 55th Anniversary Fund to make this upgrade possible, and completely paid for once complete!

The staff and volunteers have begun working on our annual Doorstep Christmas Adoption Project. We will adopt 260 households with 800+ individuals from the Christmas Bureau again this year. 

What we really need right now are school supplies, especially as they go on clearance, and full-sized hygiene items to make the health kits. We need to have all of these items assembled and ready to hand out by Thanksgiving.  This will allow us to focus on other aspects of the distribution process.  We need to collect the following items in October:

School Supplies ~ Backpacks, spiral notebooks, folders, notebook paper (150-200 sheets), pens, pencils, crayons 24 ct., 12-inch rulers, scissors, erasers, highlighters, markers, pencil sharpeners, and glue sticks.  Last year we provided school supplies for the second half of the year for 273 children.

Hygiene Items for the Health Kits ~ We have lots of towels! We need the items that go inside. Full sized items only please. We will make 260 kits to provide for 800+ individuals… We need shampoo, conditioner (2+1 ok), bar soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, brushes, and deodorant.

Bring donations to:  Doorstep, Inc., 1119 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, Ks  66604.  Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8am – 3pm, south door.  Please let us know your donations are for Christmas!

 

Doorstep Needs Your Help

September is our
church’s DOORSTEP
Month. 

 

Food Needs:

Pancake Mix & Syrup, Peas, Hamburger Helper, Canned Beans – any variety, Canned Milk, Spaghetti O’s & Ravioli, Tuna, Canned Fruit – any variety, Dry Pinto Beans, Jelly – any flavor, Cereal – any variety, Boxed Potatoes – Scalloped, Mashed, etc, Canned Vegetables (NO Corn or Green Beans Please), Canned Tomatoes – variety, Pork & Beans, Macaroni & Cheese, Cake & Brownie Mixes

Hygiene Items:

Shampoo & Conditioner (2-in-1 or individual bottles), Toothpaste, Deodorant, Combs & Brushes

Clothing Room:

Queen sized sheet sets & Comforters, Twin sized sheet sets & Comforters, Men’s Jeans waist sizes 29 – 36, Men’s Shorts waist sizes 29 – 34, Pots & Pans, Electric Hand Mixers, Manual Can Openers

If you make a monetary donation directly to Doorstep, please make sure they know you are with Prince of Peace.  You can also, give money to Prince of Peace in the offering plate and mark it for Doorstep and we will send it all over together at the end of September.  Just mark it in the memo or on an envelope.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED at Doorstep for sorting donations and running clothes through the dryers before they go into the clothing room.  Prince of Peace’s assigned day is Tuesday in the clothing/sort room area.  If you can help a few hours or all day, on the Tuesdays in September, please contact Tracy at 785-357-5341.

 

THE ONLY DOORSTEP FUNDRAISER FOR 2022:

DOORSTEP is having a Neighbor Helping Neighbor Walk/5K Run as their fundraiser this year. If you would like to participate, your registration needs to be in by September 13th. (Church office has the forms or you can register online atwww.DoorstepTopeka.org) The walk will be October 2nd at Lake Shawnee at 2:00 p.m. (Check-In & Late Registrations are at 1:00 p.m.)

 


Please bring your donations to Doorstep, 1119 SW 10th (10th & Buchanan), South Door, Monday – Friday from 9am – 2pm.

We ask that you DO NOT leave donations outside our building when we are closed.  They become a parking lot mess.

785-357-5341

Thank you,

Lisa Cain

FOOD PANTRIES

Highland Crest HOPE Food Pantry
3225 SE Adams (use rear door) 266-5537. 3rd Sunday, 12: p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
3rd Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
4th Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Annual application
ID, SS card for each member of the household, one visit per month.

Hope House Ministries
Oakland Church of the Nazarene
939 NE Oakland 232-0142 Church leave message or 217-5190 (Jeanette)
2nd and 4th Sunday of each Month 12:30-1:30 (temporarily cancelled due to COVID-19)
see Mobile Food Pantries, pg. 4..
Every Sunday free pancakes to anyone 9:10 a.m. -10:30 a.m. (during COVID-19 this is pancakes to go. Go to the church door, order and we will bring out.)

Inward Faith Outreach Ministries
625 Polk Street 234-2332
4th Friday of the month, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Marantha Baptist Fellowship Food Pantry 4935 SW Burlingame RD (785) 862-8810 Every 1st Wed. of the month 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Every 3rd Sat. of the month 9 a.m. – 12 noon.

New Hope Baptist Church - Food Pantry 404 SW Polk (785) 220-1123 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
2nd and 4th Mondays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

New Hope Center
326 E. 9th St., Holton, Ks. 66436
Tues. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. & Thurs 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Come as often as needed. You don’t need anything but your contact information.

May go twice per month
Photo I.D. required at each visit SS cards required for each

person in the home.

Proof of Jackson Co. address separate from driver’s license.
1 visit every 30 days.

Open Arms Outreach Ministries: The House That Will Built 2401 SE 11th St.
4th Saturday of the month, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

St. Matthew Church Food limited to supply on hand 2800 SE Maryland Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Topeka Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave. (785) 580-4400

Summer Lunch

Mon-Fri | June 6-Aug 5, 2022 | 11:30am-12:30pm

Harvesters’ Lunch is served free to kids, birth – 18 years old, weekdays (excluding holidays). Meals need to be eaten in the Learning Center.

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Mobile Food Pantries

1st Monday of the month, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
First Christian Church, 1880 SW Gage Blvd., 272-4290

1st Thursday of the month, 9:30 a.m. until the food runs out, 272-9009
Town & Country Christian Church - Location: Kansas Neurological Institute, 3107 SW 21st St,

1st Friday of the month, 4 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Robinson Middle School, 1125 SW 14th St. 295-3770

2nd Monday of the month, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Trinity Presbyterian Church, 4746 SW 21st. St. 633-5491

2nd Tuesday of the month, 9:00 a.m. until the food runs out, 234-2883 or 215-0205
Central Topeka Turnaround Team - Location: Stormont Vail Events Center, South parking lot. We do not close for the winter!

2nd Saturday of the month, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Jardine Middle School – 2600 SW 33rd St. 274-6330

2nd Saturday of the month, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Hope House Ministries, Oakland Church of the Nazarene
939 NE Oakland Ave – 232-0142 Church leave message, or 217-5190 (Jeanette)

3rd Thursday of the month, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Apostolic Church – 2420 SE Bellview 266-7102

3rd Friday of every month, 12:45 p.m.
LULAC Senior Center
1502 N Seward Ave – 234-5809
No income eligibility. Line up in front of the Center.

3rd Friday of every month, 3:00 p.m. until food runs out
Community Resources Council, Inc.
Avondale East NET Center – 455 SE Golf Park Blvd. 233-1365
Recipients give first name, zip code, number of children, adults and seniors in household.

3rd Saturday of the month, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church – 701 SW Topeka Blvd. 233-3656

3rd Saturday of the month, 11:00 a.m. until food runs out. 266-5688
Eastside Church of God in Christ – 2724 SE 10th, just north of Pine Ridge Community Ctr.

3rd Saturday of the month, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Bread of Life - 234 SE Lime St. (785) 925-6412

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4th Monday of the month, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. The Salvation Army, 1320 SE 6th St. 233-9648

4th Tuesday of the month, 9:00 a.m. until food runs out RMI, Randel Ministries Inc. - 1231 NW Eugene 234-1111

4th Friday of the month, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Capitol City School – Hummer Park Football Field – East Parking Lot, 500 SW Tuffy Kellogg Dr.

4th Saturday of the month, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Topeka First Free Methodist Church, 3450 SE Indiana, 266-6610

4th Saturday of the month, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
(Distributes every other month beginning in February) Distributions February, April, June, August, October & December
Indiana Avenue Church of Christ – 3510 SE Indiana 266-7788

4th Saturday of the month, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Antioch Family Life Center - 1921 SE Indiana 232-1937

Rossville: 4th Wednesday of the month – 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Weather Permitting! (785) 836-4500
Community Action at Citizen Potawatomi Nation, 806 Nishnabe Trail

Auburn: 4th Friday of every month – 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Weather Permitting! (785) 836-4500
Community Action at Auburn Community Center, 121 W. 11th St.

OTHER RESOURCES & TOOLS

Corita’s Corner Sandwich Ministry, 234 S. Kansas

Window located on the east side of the building (back of building) 6ft. social distance please! Sack Lunch, Mon – Fri, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Grace Episcopal Cathedral, 701 SW 8th Avenue
Every Saturday, distribute sack lunches 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Harvesters Customer Care: (877) 653-9519 www.harvesters.org Click on “Get Help” link & use the agency locator tool to find programs in your area.

United Way help line 2-1-1, (888) 413-4327

SNAP (food stamps) Hotline – Harvesters can assist with eligibility, & application questions. Contact the SNAP Outreach Team, (toll free, (877) 653-9522) or snap@harvesters.org for more info & to start an application.

CHAMPSS LOCATIONS – An active CHAMPSS card is necessary. Call 235-1367 for more information. Dillon’s grocery stores; (Open 7 days a week, lunch and dinner)

6829 SW 29th St. Topeka, KS 66614

5311 SW 22nd Place Topeka, KS 66614

Hy-Vee grocery store: 2915 SW Wanamaker Rd.

2010 SE 29th St. 4015 SW 10th St. Topeka, KS 66605 Topeka, KS 66604

(Open 7 days a week, breakfast, lunch, dinner)

800 NW 25th St. Topeka, KS 66618

Hot Meals

Meals on Wheels Eastern Kansas, 2134 SW Westport Drive, Topeka, KS 66614 785-430-2186
www.mowks.org
Home Delivered Meals

Fee:

Home delivered meals are based on a sliding scale and donations are encouraged. Funding may be available for some individuals. Donations may be made using cash, check, credit card or Vision Card.

Eligibility:

  Person 60 years of age or older who is Homebound(difficulty leaving the home unassisted)

  Person 60 years of age or older who is Isolated

  Person 60 years of age or older who is a Caretaker, as long as it is in the participant's best interest

  Spouse of an Eligible Participant as long as it is in the participant's best interest

  Disabled or Dependent Individual who resides in a non-institutional setting with an eligible participant and

it is in the participant's best interest

  Registered congregate meal participant who needs a home-delivered meal(s) due to an illness or health

condition

Congregate Meal Sites

Meal sites for age 60 & over & or disabled. Donations are encouraged but there is no set fee. Noon meal with reservations the day before by 3:00 p.m. at the site or by calling 430-2186. The spouse of an individual over 60 who accompanies them to the center or if under age 60 you must pay full price for the meal.

East Topeka Senior Center
First Apartments
Highland Park United Methodist Church Lulac Senior Center
Papan’s Landing Senior Center
Madison Street Apartments
Tyler Towers Apartments
Silver Lake Senior Center
Rossville Senior Center
Auburn Civic Center

432 SE Norwood Street 3805 SW 18th Street 2914 SE Michigan Avenue

1502 N Seward Avenue 619 NW Paramore Street

600 SE Madison Street 600 SW 14th Street

404 E. Lake
429 Pearl
1020 Washington St.

232-7765 272-6700 266-6555 234-5809 232-1968 234-3386

582-5371 584-6364

Breakthrough House Club House, 1201 SW Van Buren
Open only to members of the Clubhouse for breakfast and lunch, Monday through Friday. Membership is required. Please call 785-232-6960 for details.

Hands of Hope Ministry, 222 NW Jay St.
(1 block east of Topeka Blvd. behind the Gas n’ Shop)
Mondays, 5:30- 6:30 p.m. Provides a hot evening meal for those in need.

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Highland Crest 7th Day Adventist Church, 3225 SE Adams, 266-5537.
Breakfast for children every 4th Saturday at 9:30 a.m. & lunch for children at 1:00 p.m.

Let’s Help, 200 S. Kansas 234-6208
Mon, Wed & Fri. 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (sack lunches give out front door)

Silverbackks Silver Supper – Serving Children up to age 18, Monday-Thursday Central Park Community Center, 1534 SW Clay, meal served at 5:30 p.m. Hillcrest Community Center, 1800 SE 21st, meal served at 6:00 p.m.

Silverbackks Silver Sunday, 1020 NE Forest Ave.,
Free meal to any age, served grab & go style during COVID-19. Every Sunday at 11:30. Seconds begin at 12:15, when possible. Service ends at 12:30 or earlier, if food runs out.

The Salvation Army, 1320 SE 6th, 233-9648, Mon. and Fri. 12 – 1 p.m. hot meal Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. sack lunch.

Topeka North Outreach, 233-1370
Operation Backpack Weekend Food Sacks are shared at all North Topeka and Oakland area schools as well as Garfield and Oakland Community Centers.
TNO shares OFS Farmers to Families Food Boxes every other week at Seaman Congregational Church, Oakland United Methodist Church, and Silver Lake United Methodist Church.

Topeka Rescue Mission, 600 N. Kansas 354-1744

A sack with food for breakfast & dinner is provided M – F, 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the back door. Sat & Sun 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the back door. ******************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************

WIC Programs

WIC supplemental food program for pregnant, recently deliver and breastfeeding Women, Infants and Children up to age 5 years
Shawnee County Health Department Call for an appointment (785) 251-5607

West Side Baptist Church – 233-4241 Ext. 4
Baby Closet – Mon 9-11 a.m., Wed 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Thurs 1-3 p.m. 1008 SW 4th St

Blankets, clothes, diapers, formula, wipes and other items available for FREE for newborn to 5 year old children.

Meals on Wheels Eastern Kansas, 2134 SW Westport Drive, Topeka, KS 66614 785-430-2186
www.mowks.org
Home Delivered Meals

Fee:

Home delivered meals are based on a sliding scale and donations are encouraged. Funding may be available for some individuals. Donations may be made using cash, check, credit card or Vision Card.

Eligibility:

  Person 60 years of age or older who is Homebound(difficulty leaving the home unassisted)

  Person 60 years of age or older who is Isolated

  Person 60 years of age or older who is a Caretaker, as long as it is in the participant's best interest

  Spouse of an Eligible Participant as long as it is in the participant's best interest

  Disabled or Dependent Individual who resides in a non-institutional setting with an eligible participant and

it is in the participant's best interest

  Registered congregate meal participant who needs a home-delivered meal(s) due to an illness or health

condition

 

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