Riley County and City of Manhattan Food and Farm Council
The Council receives no city or county funding support. Funds are needed for general operating expenses, including staff time. The Council serves as the local food system hub of partners coordinating initiatives to decrease food insecurity, decrease food waste, increase access to local, healthy foods, and provide food skills and food safety education. Checks can be sent to:
Riley County Health Department
2030 Tecumseh Road
Manhattan, KS 66502.
Put “FFC/Operating Expenses” on the memo line.
For annual giving, contact Vickie James, FFC Coordinator.
Kitchen Restore is a community donation initiative of the Food and Farm Council of Riley County and City of Manhattan. We work to provide “starter kits” containing gently used or new household kitchen tools and equipment to individuals and families. In order to keep this initiative thriving, we need the help of our community!
You can help in many different ways!
Blessing Boxes for Manhattan/Riley County
Monetary donations are needed for purchasing supplies to build boxes and purchasing shelf-stable foods to keep boxes filled. Checks can be mailed to:
Riley County Health Department
2030 Tecumseh Road
Manhattan, KS 66502
Put “Blessing Boxes” on the memo line.
Cats’ Cupboard: The K-State Food Pantry
A food pantry providing non-perishable food, hygiene products, and kitchen supplies to currently enrolled K-State students and employees facing financial challenges.
In-Person: 009 Fairchild Hall, inquire about free parking!
K-State Student Union: Donation drop-off, main floor, next to the Cats’ Den
Amazon Wish List for direct deliveries: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2JBVWCFGRCZWF?ref_=wl_share
Financial Contributions: KSU Foundation, account C19205/ https://give.evertrue.com/ksu/catscupboard
Contact treasurer Ryan Likes for Common Table monetary donations.
Contact chair Andrew Smith for specific site monetary donations.
Common Table serves free meals every night of the week. No qualifications. Free to everyone.
Community Food Basket Serving Northern Riley
Monetary donations contribute to the purchase of more foods for community members in need.
Flint Hills Breadbasket
The Flint Hills Breadbasket receives no federal, state, county, or city funding and depends heavily on community support. The Breadbasket is a food pantry for residents that meet limited income level requirements.
Green Apple Bikes
See the website for bike rack sponsorship or bike donations. Green Apple Bikes is a free bike share program making it easy to get to where you want to go in Manhattan.
See website for how to make a financial donation. Funds are used to fight hunger in our communities
Konza Student Table
Financial donations can be made through the website or by check. Please designate for Konza Student Table. Each $100 provides 20 students a nourishng hot meal and a brown bag breakfast! The program currently serves one night a week and is open to all KSU students in need.
Konza United Way
Monetary donations support initiatives to impact the education, health, and financial stability within our community.
Manhattan Soup Kitchen
All funds donated will go toward our mission to feed people and not landfills. See our website for how to make a financial contribution. We connect food donations with our local nonprofit partners serving those experiencing food insecurity.
Ogden Friendship House
We accept good quality clothing, housewares, linens, baby equipment, etc. Funds generated from the sale of these items help to purchase food and supplies for those in need.
Pawnee Mental Health Services
See website for ways to make a monetary donation. Pawnee Mental Health is a non-profit offering a range of mental health and substance abuse treatment and recovery services.
Salvation Army Family Store and Donation Center
Accepting good quality clothing, household goods, books, toys, and more through the thrift shop. See the website for making a monetary donation.
Monetary donations can be made through the website. Shepherd’s Crossing provides counseling and financial assistance for those in need.
See website for making a monetary donation. Thrive is a nonprofit that works to end generational poverty by building relationships.
UFM Community Learning Center
UFM accepts donations to assist with program needs and for special projects. See the website for details. UFM provides opportunities for lifelong learning and personal development.
USD 383 FIT Closet & Clothing Exchange
Accepting donations for clothing, shoes, coats/jackets, school supplies, and personal hygiene products. Serving families with students enrolled in a school within USD 383 (Manhattan-Ogden), includes Manhattan Catholic Schools, Flint Hills Christian School, and home-educated. Student must also qualify for the free/reduced lunch program.
Manhattan Emergency Shelter, Inc.
Monetary donations contribute to about 20% of the needed operating costs for MESI. MESI provides emergency shelter, supportive housing, and homelessness prevention.