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.

Riley County, K-State Research and Extension

Have a question about gardening or your lawn? Wish you could learn how to compost? Want to participate in a cooking class or other programs? Riley County Extension is part of a national educational network designed to extend technical expertise and research findings to help people improve their homes, families, farms, business, and communities.

Riley County Health Department

Health clinic, vaccinations, WIC, family and child resource services.

Manhattan Public Library

Manhattan Public Library connects the community to a world of ideas and information by inspiring readers of all ages, bringing technology’s benefits to everyone, and providing a comfortable, welcoming place for all.

UFM Community Learning Center

UFM Community Learning Center is a creative educational program serving Kansas State University, the Manhattan area, and the state of Kansas. Based on the philosophy that everyone can learn and everyone can teach, UFM provides opportunities for lifelong learning and personal development. UFM serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas and as a catalyst for new programs and services that enhance the quality of life for all.

Ascension Via Christi Hospital

Registered dieticians provide nutrition counseling services and health education.

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.

Howie’s Recycling & Trash Service

We recycle consumer materials such as glass, plastic, paper, cardboard, aluminum cans, and metals.

KSU Refuse/Recycling Center

Service for all refuse/recycling/compost removal on the KSU property. Will work with local farms for pick up of food waste for animal feed.

Lafene Health Center

Offering a wide range of acute and preventative health services for K-State students, including nutrition counseling.

Manhattan Medical Group Heart & Vascular Clinic

Manhattan Medical Group offers medical nutrition counseling services for patients with a variety of medical diagnoses and who need help with weight management.

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 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).

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.

Recipes & More

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