Local Food Resources
A comprehensive list of local food resources.
In collaboration with the Sedgwick County Health Department’s 2023-2025 Community Health Improvement Plan Food Access Workgroup, the goal of this page is to provide a complete list of food resources. To have a resource added to the page, email us the information.
Link to the Kansas Food Source
Link to the United Way 211
Link to SNAP resources
Link to WIC resources
Link to the Paxton’s Blessing Box
Link to the Double Up Food Bucks
Link to the ICT Community Fridge
Link to Seasonal Food Resources
Link to Community Garden Resources
Link to the Food System Master Plan
Link to the Wichita/Sedgwick County Food and Farm Council
Link to Additional Community Resources
TEFAP resources – coming soon
Share this card with your network:
Source: Feeding America Sedgwick County population (2021 Census) = 523,828 * 10.9% = 57,079
Kansas Food Source
- Sedgwick County Food Resources map and details including pantry hours/address/contact information/requirements, free meals, and produce distributions
- Find out if you qualify for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
- Summer Food Service Program map
United Way 211
Four easy ways to get connected to food resources:
- Call 2-1-1 to talk with a trained call specialist. Calls answered 24/7. Free, statewide. Translation services available.
- Text your zip code to 898-211 to have referrals sent to your phone.
- Search Sedgwick County food resources online
- Chat with a referral specialist by clicking on the “Live Chat” burton on the website
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides food benefits to low-income families to supplement their grocery budget so they can afford the nutritious food essential to health and well-being. Click here for answers to the following:
- Am I eligible for SNAP?
- How do I apply for SNAP?
- How can I use SNAP benefits?
- Eating healthy with SNAP
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, better known as the WIC program, serves to safeguard the health of low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating including breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals to health care. View the Sedgwick County Health Department site here for answers to the following:
- What is available through the WIC program?
- Who is eligible for WIC benefits?
- How do I use and manage my benefits?
- Where is WIC located?
Paxton’s Blessing Box
Bringing HOPE *to those in need, *ONE BLESSING at a time. A non-perishable food pantry Click here for locations.
Double Up Food Bucks
We’ll double your dollars for buying fruits and vegetables with your EBT/VISION card.
We’ll match every $1 you spend with your EBT card at participating farmers markets in the Wichita area with another $1 FREE so you can buy more fruits and vegetables, up to $25 more per day.
It’s easy! See below for how it works.
For more information:
Call: 316-660-0100 ask for Amy or email
- Learn more about Common Grounds Mobile Market via Facebook.
- Learn more about Kansas Grown Farmers Market via the website & Facebook.
- Learn more about Old Town Farmers’ Market via the website & Facebook.
Click here for the 2023 locations.
Click here for the searchable directory.
ICT Community Fridge
Locations coming soon!
Seasonal Food Resources
ICT Farms Local farms growing nutritional food using regenerative, sustainable, and permaculture methods.
There are many great reasons to have a garden in your neighborhood. Gardens in our community help reduce crime, increase exercise, and improve the health of gardeners. Click here for the following resources from K-State Research and Extension Sedgwick County
- List of community gardens
- How to start a community garden
- Resources for your garden
Food System Master Plan
In 2020, the Health & Wellness Coalition of Wichita, the City of Wichita, Sedgwick County and community partners created a Food System Master Plan. Click here to view the plan. The plan was approved by the City of Wichita on January 4th, 2022 and Sedgwick County on February 9th, 2022
City of Wichita/Sedgwick County Food and Farm Council
On October 12, 2022, the Sedgwick County Commission adopted the resolution for the Food & Farm Council. The City of Wichita council approved the 2nd ordinance reading of the Food & Farm Council on October 18, 2022. This Council will serve as an advisory board to the City of Wichita and Sedgwick County. Potential work for the council includes:
a. Providing a forum for food system collaboration by convening stakeholders from all sectors of the food system.
b. Compiling feedback from these food system stakeholders and offer policy solutions and recommendations to the governing bodies.
c. Supporting awareness of funding opportunities amongst food system partners.
The council met for the first time on August 22nd, 2023. Click here for upcoming meetings and meeting minutes.
Join us to #ICTYourPlate! Help us generate a movement that encourages and reminds consumers to eat and shop locally produced foods. Click here to learn more. This initiative is sponsored by the Health & Wellness Coalition and ICT Food Circle.
- Are you interested in selling your garden produce from your residence? Click here for more information from the City of Wichita.
- ICT Food Circle
Additional Community Resources
The THRIVE (Transforming for Hope Re-entry Initiative for Vocational Education) Community Connection Guide covers the following resources in addition to Food Pantries: Childcare, Christmas, Clothing, Dental, Disabilities, Domestic Violence, Emergency Assistance, Employment and Education, Financial Counseling, Healthcare, Housing, Immigration, Mental Health, Pregnancy & Parenting, Sexual Assault, Shelters, Substance Use, Technology, and Trafficking.