What is refuel ?

Refuel Topeka is the capitol city's food service program that offers free, nutritious meals to anyone under the age of 18. Kids deserve access to free food, and with meal sites spread throughout the city, you are never too far to visit your neighborhood Refuel station!

The National League of Cities (NLC), in partnership with Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) and the Walmart Foundation has selected Topeka as one of 31 cities to receive grant funding and technical assistance provided by Kansas Appleseed, an anti-hunger organization.  This effort is part of an initiative in Alabama, California and Kansas to reduce childhood hunger by expanding participation in the federally-funded Afterschool and Summer meal Programs. With support from the Walmart Foundation, NLC has supported 41 cities to serve more than 10 million meals to 100,000 children through the federal Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs over the last five years.


See our most current location list to find your neighborhood meal site!



We've partnered with Topeka Metro to make sure kids ride free all summer long! You can find a route to your site on the Topeka Metro website.

“Student success and achievement continue beyond the school year. Making sure our children have reliable and continued access to a nutritional meals and social interaction is important not only to their development, but to ours as a city. We owe it to Topeka’s future to increase the number of kids who participate in these programs, and I’m proud the City is taking a leading role in this vital initiative for our community.”
— Mayor Larry Wolgast