Love Topeka

LoveTopeka - Coronavirus Response

Dear Church Family,

In this season of uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic we believe that we are called to wisely and safely love and serve our neighbors and city. Below are opportunities for our church family to work together with others to meet needs in our city. Please see the opportunities below, as well as the attached documents for guidelines to help you stay healthy as you are out serving.


Give

Choose the fund "Love Topeka Community Response". 100% of funds will go to care for the vulnerable in our church and city affected by COVID-19

GIVE HERE


Pray

The Most you can do is Pray!

You can click here for a prayer prompt with suggestions and ideas for ways to pray. 


Engage your Neighbors!

Click Here for ways to engage your neighbors while we are in the midst of this.


Topeka North Outreach

TNO is a humanitarian relief organization comprised of 20 local churches that have united to extend a helping hand to the poor in North Topeka and the Oakland neighborhood. They are currently distributing 1200-1300 Weekend Food Sacks each week at 18 locations. Those 17 and older can help fill food bags for hungry children and adults. 

TNO also accepts food and money donations. 

Topeka North Outreach

To volunteer, email  


United Way Covid-19 Volunteer Response Opportunities 

 This United Way webpage is updated frequently and lists many different serving opportunities with registration links. Examples: serving meals at the Topeka Rescue Mission, sorting and repackaging donated food in the Harvesters Community Food Bank TVEC (Topeka Volunteer Engagement Center), and sewing cloth face masks. 

Volunteer Opportunities


Topeka Rescue Mission: Provide Sack Lunch Items for the Community
 

URGENT NEED: In light of the current COVID-19 situation, we are restricting prepared meals to only our guests. To continue to assist community members who would normally eat in our dining room we are preparing sack lunches and are in urgent need of items like lunch meat, sliced cheese, pudding cups, mayo & mustard packets, etc. Please see link here for full list: http://bit.ly/TRMNeedsList

Donations can be brought to 401 NW Norris. M-F 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

You can also order from TRM’s Amazon Wish List for direct delivery to the Mission here.


meals on wheels: Provide meals to the elderly 

One major concern during this time is keeping our most vulnerable fed. Our senior citizens depend on Meals on Wheels of Eastern Kansas, Inc. to not only deliver food but to check in on seniors that may not have a nearby family.

Please call. or email the registration form below to .

Registration Form: If you would like to serve click here to download, fill out and email to  

Contact:
Heidi Pickerell at 785-232-2044 to sign up for meal delivery


the salvation army: assemble sack lunches for the community 

Please contact Brenda Wagemaker at 785-969-7312 for more information and to volunteer.


Summer Food Program, Topeka Public schools 

Children get hungry in the summer too!

We have a great opportunity to share the love of Christ with our young neighbors in Topeka this summer. Sign up to hand out food bags with Topeka Public Schools' staff at 12 school meal sites on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Click here to find out all the details and to sign up 

Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon. - Isaiah 58:10



COVID - 19 Resources and guidelines to stay healthy while serving:

The President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

The Partnership Center