Download the Springtime Stock Up List!

Spring is here — our favorite season for abundance!

It’s a great season to get busy like the Easter Bunny, sharing hope, hopping, and goodies wherever you go!

The FUUD Pantry at Shawnee Mission Unitarian Universalist Church is offering the perfect Get Up and Give activity for folks and families of all kinds this season: The Springtime Stockup!

How the Springtime Stock Up Works

Springtime Stock Up List 2023

It’s simple.

  1. Download the pdf of the Springtime Stock Up List
  2. Shop, collect, or make a scavenger hunt of the items on the list
  3. Hippity-hop your haul over to the FUUD Pantry (see hours below)

That’s it!

Springtime Stock Up FAQs

Do I receive bonus points if I wear bunny ears while shopping?


I like to color outside the lines. Do you have to do the complete list?

You do you! Every-bunny has their own way of shopping for goodies for others!

I have a lot of rusted, dented, and expired foods in my cupboard, plus open stale cereal. Will that do?

Uhhh no. Please throw that out. We are not allowed to accept expired or opened products.

Can I share this list with others?

Heck yes! Feel free to share our Springtime Stock Up List (Party in the Aisles — whoop!) with anyone or any group who wishes to participate. The FUUD Pantry is always in need of shelf stable food.

What hours can I drop off the food?

Our hours for drop-off are Tuesdays 1:30-5:30 p.m., Sundays 10 a.m. to Noon. Or you can call or text for an appointment. Some-bunny will be happy to assist you: 913-228-2993

close up shot of easter eggs beside yellow tulips Photo by alleksana on

What Is Easter, by the way?

The date of Easter, when the resurrection of Jesus is said to have taken place, changes from year to year.

The reason for this variation is that Easter always falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the spring equinox.

Not everyone celebrates a Christian Easter — many folks celebrate this time of year for the transformative experiences that are revealed in nature.

The Season of Easter is quite similar to other major Christian and Jewish holidays which have evolved over the last 200 years or so. In all of these holidays, Christian and non-Christian (pagan) elements have continued to blend together.

Spring pagan celebrations were a way to rejoice in the rebirth of nature and to ritually act out this seasonal change, many of them are in fact similar or even the same as the ways modern families celebrate Easter

How We Handle Appointments, Walk-ins, Late Arrivals, and No-Shows

At the FUUD Pantry in Lenexa, we offer a shopping-style experience for our clients. In order to manage stock, we require appointments. Appointment slots are available one week in advance on our scheduling platform and they fill up fast.

NOTE: Due to high demand at the SMUUCh FUUD Pantry, 9400 Pflumm, we are making some changes to better serve everyone. Please read:

Starting April 4, 2023, shoppers without appointments (walk-ins) will only be seen after 4:45 p.m.

If you arrive without an appointment before 4:45 p.m., you may either:

  1. take a pre-packed bag of food, or
  2. come back at 4:45.

What happens at 4:45 p.m. for those without an appointment?

At 4:45 p.m., one walk-in will be allowed to shop for each no-show.

All others may take the prepackaged food provided.

Sample food in a prepackaged food bag -- when there are no appointments FUUD Pantry
Sample Prepackaged Food Bag

What happens if I am Late for my Appointment Time?

If you have an appointment and are more than 15 minutes late, you will be considered a no-show.

You may take a bag of food or come back at 4:45 p.m. and follow the above procedures for walk-ins.

What should I do if I Need to Cancel?

If you know you can’t make your appointment, please try to cancel before noon on Tuesday. Use the link you received via Text or Email to cancel. This allows another shopper to get an appointment and is greatly appreciated.

If you have questions about these changes, please talk to the manager on duty the next time you visit the pantry. Thanks so much!