Community Resources — Food & More

This is a one page/front back printable that includes many but not all local community resources related to food and social service needs.  The Common Table free meal schedule, Blessing Box locations, and Harvester mobile distributions locations/dates are included along with the Breadbasket Pantry, aTa bus information, and several shelter, medical, dental and other assistance agencies.  The map can be viewed in either English or Spanish for available resources.  This guide is intended to be printed and shared for a quick resource guide.  We encourage the guide to be used along with this website to best meet needs in our local food system.

St. Croix Hospice

St. Croix Hospice supports patients, their families and caregivers when they need us the most, delivering exceptional hospice care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year wherever a patient calls home. With branches in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin, St. Croix Hospice takes pride in round-the-clock availability, prompt response and same day admissions, including evenings, weekends and holidays. Contact St. Croix Hospice 24/7 at 855-278-2764 or

Manhattan Emergency Shelter, Inc.

Provides emergency shelter, supportive housing, and homelessness prevention.

Angels Care Home Health

Angels Care Home Health is a Medicare-Certified Home Health agency providing quality and cost-effective home health care services. Under the direction of the patient’s physician, we administer medical services, such as skilled nursing, restorative therapy, and medical social services.

At Home Care

We help seniors remain comfortable at home by providing compassionate, dependable, and affordable in-home care.

Blessing Boxes for Manhattan/Riley County

Small outdoor food pantries that serve those in need 24/7. Boxes are stocked with shelf-stable foods and personal hygiene products.

Cats’ Cupboard: The K-State Food Pantry

A campus food pantry providing perishable & non-perishable food, hygiene products, and gently used kitchen supplies to currently enrolled K-State students, with limited eligibility for University staff.

In-Person: 1021 Denison Ave.
K-State Student Union: Donation drop-off, main floor, next to the Cats’ Den
Amazon Wish List for direct deliveries:
Financial Contributions: KSU Foundation, account C19205/

Common Table

Common Table is a coalition of churches serving free meals to those in need every night of the week.

The schedule can be viewed in either English or Spanish for location rotation.

Community Food Basket Serving Northern Riley

The Community Food Basket is a food pantry serving area residents from the western boundary of Manhattan to the northern part of the county.  Qualifications , Proof of address, limited income guidelines.
Hours 10am-12 Noon Saturdays.

Ten churches in the area work together to provide food and volunteers for the Pantry.   The partnering churches are:

Crossroads Baptist Church,
Riley United Method Church,
Riley Presbyterian Church,
Sedalia Community Church,
Randolph United Methodist Church,
Leonardville United Methodist Church,
Keats United Methodist Church,
Walsburg Lutheran Church,
Alert Covenant Church, and
Fairview Presbyterian Church

Flint Hills Breadbasket

A food pantry for Manhattan residents who are experiencing food insecurity. The Breadbasket is a community food network that collects and distributes food through church pantry vouchers, commodity programs, backpack programs, and assists with applications for government food programs Check website for hours/change in services.

Friendship Meals Program

On-site and home-delivered meals for seniors.


Harvesters is a regional food bank that serves a 26-county area and supports more than 760 nonprofit agencies working to provide food and household products to those in need. Harvesters offers education programs to increase community awareness of hunger and teach about nutrition. Mobile distributions, BackSnack and other programs are offered to Riley County residents through Harvesters and partnering agencies. Harvesters’ Get Help webpage lists information for food assistance programs in Riley County. View the local monthly mobile distribution schedule on the Harvesters’ Learn More page.

Konza Student Table

Every Wednesday, starting at 5:30pm, first come/first serve, free hot meal and brown bag breakfast open to all KSU students. Currently, drive by or walk up noncontact pick up only.

Donate time! Click to register for a time-slot at: Konza Student Table: Konza Student Table (

Manhattan Housing Authority

Manhattan Housing Authority provides safe and affordable housing to income qualified applicants. This generally is any individual or family with income less than 80% AMI. The Housing Authority currently has five properties totaling 202 units, with efficiency, 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom units. We also issue and manage nearly 300 Housing Choice Vouchers (commonly called Section 8).

Mt. Zion Pantry

Open Wednesdays 4-6pm

No qualifications required.

Ogden Community Meal

2nd Monday of the month, 6-7pm, free meal, currently served as to go only.

Ogden Friendship House

A food pantry, thrift store, and emergency financial aid. Check Facebook page for current hours.

Pawnee Mental Health Services

A non-profit offering a range of mental health and substance use treatment and recovery services. Pawnee provides services regardless of one’s ability to pay. Pawnee Mental Health … Responding to Needs, Building Healthy Communities, Restoring Lives.

For mental health CRISIS assistance call 1-800-609-2202

Peace-Full Pantry

The Peace-full food pantry is now open to the Manhattan Community.
We are here to ensure your home pantry is full because
all people deserve a healthy meal, no questions asked.
Enter the west church door on
Sundays between 2 and 4 p.m.,
Tuesdays from 2 and 5 p.m., or
Thursdays from 5 and 7 p.m.
No restrictions, qualifications, hoops to jump through.  Come as needed and get enough food to get you through the week.

Riley County Seniors’ Service Center

The central location for senior-related activities and programs for Manhattan and Riley County. Services include the Friendship Meals Program, referral services, educational programs, recreation, social activities.

Shepherd’s Crossing

Assist with rent, utilities and prescriptions. Help cover the expense of birth certificates and i.ds plus submission of Fairy Godmother and Guardian grants, and vision grants. Clothing vouchers for the Encore Shop, Budget Shop and Salvation Army. Kitchenware starter kits provided.

To qualify
Be a resident of Riley Co. and Pottawatomie Co. with addresses of Manhattan and St. George. Intake with a counselor to determine income/expenses and assistance needed.

Temple of Peace Pantry

Mondays & Thursdays 12-3pm

Saturdays 8am-12pm

No qualifications required.


A non-profit that works to end generational poverty by building relationships. Our participants (leaders) are matched with 2-3 mentors (allies) for 18 months. Leaders work on goal setting and the team works on goals, problem-solving, etc. We also do “conversations” bi-weekly that cover things like budgeting, parenting skills, self-advocacy, self-care, and stress management.

USD 383 FIT Closet & Clothing Exchange

Free clothing, shoes, coats/jackets, school supplies, personal hygiene products, and kitchenwares to qualified USD 383 students and their immediate families

To qualify
1.Student enrolled in a school within USD 383 (Manhattan-Ogden), includes Manhattan Catholic Schools, Flint Hills Christian School and home-educated.
2. Student must also qualify for the free/reduced lunch program.

USD 383 Child Nutrition Department

Nutrition services for early learning through 12th grade for USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden. See website for updates
Get involved in school gardening initiatives or recycling efforts. We will work with local farms for pick-up of food waste for animal feed.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

A food assistance program that provides a debit card monthly supplement for purchasing nutritious food. There is an application form and income guidelines to qualify for the program. See the website for guidelines and how to apply.

Snap Gap FAQs can also answer many common questions.

Women, Infant, Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC)

The WIC program offers an eWIc card that can be used to buy healthy food, personalized nutrition information and support for prenatal, postpartum, and children 0-5 years, tips for eating well to improve health Immunization, breastfeeding support, and referrals for services that can benefit the whole family.

Income guidelines: To be income eligible for WIC benefits, an economic unit (household) may earn up to and including 185% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

aTa Bus – Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency

Bus service to all of Riley County including Manhattan, Ogden, Randolph, Riley, and Leonardville. Service to all of Geary County including Junction City, Grandview Plaza, and Milford. Service to Green Valley and St. George in Pottawatomie County. Limited service to Fort Riley.

Rides can be scheduled beyond fixed route schedules.

Multiple bus pass options offered.

Green Apple Bikes

Free bike share program making it easy to get to where you want to go in Manhattan. Pick up a bike at one of the “self-serve” stations and return to any of the stations. Locations found on Google map. Also offers an essential bikes program designed to address community transportation needs, by providing donated bicycles to individuals that are found in need.

LINK e-scooters

Dockless e-scooters for rent provide an alternative method of transportation in Manhattan. All city ordinances must be followed. Get the app through Google Play or App Store.

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