Accepting Children’s Picture Books

Did you know we offer free books to kids who come through our shelter every week?

Donate childrens books Lenexa Kansas City food pantry
We need more picture books please!

And they sure do take them! The shelf is starting to get bare!

It’s time for another book collection. Our awesome volunteer Jamie helps us organize collection.

What:  Collecting gently used Children’s Books for distribution at the FUUD Pantry

When:  Now Through End of Summer

Here are Jamie’s official guidelines for getting more books for our shelves.

Ways to help with our book drive:

  1. Donate gently used picture books!
  2. Donate used books of any type – we can trade them in for picture books!
  3. Hold your very own book drive – just ask family, friends, your neighbors, scout troops etc. if they’d like to donate books!

Donated books can be:

  • dropped off in the FUUD Pantry donation bin at church on Sundays/Wednesdays.
  • brought to the panty on Tuesdays from 2-6 p.m.
  • left on our front porch if you live nearby (Lenexa). I’ll come get them or you can leave them on my front porch.  To arrange this option, please email me

Prefer to make a monetary donation? 

Make checks out to SMUUCh with “FUUD Pantry Books” in the memo line. 

Checks can be mailed to:

SMUUCh FUUD PANTRY
c/o Shawnee Mission UU Church
9400 Pflumm Ave
Lenexa, Kansas 66215

Food Pantry Donations Needed

NEEDS: Boxed Cereal (and More)

Also needed: Non-food items such as cleaning and household supplies, over-the-counter medicines, and personal care items.

NOTE: All donations should be unopened and non-expired.

The FUUD Pantry has an ongoing need for donations of shelf-stable food.

To help clients maintain a healthy diet and manage chronic health conditions, donations of low sodium and low sugar products are especially needed.

How to Drop off Your Donation

They can be placed in the donation tubs across from the church office… or contact the pantry at 913-228-2993 to make other arrangements.

Thanks for helping provide a variety of healthful and useful items to the pantry!

New, Extended Pantry Hours begin Nov. 2

Starting November 2, 2021, the SMUUCh FUUD Pantry will add an hour.

SMUUCH Food Pantry Hours
Every Tuesday
2 p.m. to 6 p.m
(starting Nov. 2)

An additional hour of service time has become necessary due to an increasing demand for the pantry offerings.

Clients are able enter the pantry at 9400 Pflumm in Lenexa and “shop” the pantry shelves and refrigerators during the weekly hours every Tuesday. The pantry is staffed by volunteers and stocked by donations from Harvesters and other generous donors.

Items usually available each week include:
  • Bread
  • Milk
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Eggs
  • Shelf Stable Foods (Pasta, canned goods, sauces, and more)
  • Some toiletries and paper goods

Due to continue COVID concerns, all patrons are required to wear a masks covering their mouth and nose.

NOTE: Appointments are now recommended to secure a walk-thru timeslot. No paperwork is required. ALL are welcome regardless of status.

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No patrons will be turned away. If you are unable to make an appointment or get a timeslot, pre-bagged groceries are made available for you.

Please don’t go hungry.

If you have questions, feel free to contact us.

If you would like to volunteer, please complete the Volunteer Interest Form.

Walk-Thru Food Pantry Set to Reopen

The SMUUCh FUUD Pantry will reopen for walk-thru, “shopping-style” service starting Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

Clients will be able to enter the building and shop the pantry shelves and refrigerators the weekly hours: Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Items that are usually available every week include:
  • Bread
  • Milk
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Eggs
  • Shelf Stable Foods (Pasta, canned goods, sauces and more)

Patrons will be required to continue to wear masks over their mouth and noses.

The online registration form will be required for a walk-thru time slot.

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No patrons will be turned away. If you are unable to get a time-slot, pre-bagged groceries will be made available for you. Please don’t go hungry.

If you have questions, feel free to contact us.

If you would like to volunteer, please complete the Volunteer Interest Form.

What’s inside the pre-packaged bags?

If you are not able to walk into the pantry, we will offer pre-packaged grocery bags filled by the food pantry volunteers with a variety of staples for you for the week.

The Shawnee Mission Unitarian Church FUUD Pantry carries a variety of shelf-stable fruits, vegetables, proteins and grains.

As availability allows, we may be able to offer fresh vegetables and fruits. Depending on the season some will come from Harvesters and some will come our own Hope’s Harvest community garden!

Have questions? Feel free to contact us!