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.

The FFC has established a donation fund with the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation (GMCF) to help sustain our initiatives:

Donate to Food and Farm Council of Riley County /Manhattan Fund | Greater Manhattan Community Foundation (

Mail checks with FFC on the memo line to GMCF, PO Box 1127, Manhattan, KS. 66505

For annual giving, contact Vickie James, FFC Coordinator.

Kitchen Restore

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!

  • Donate gently used or new household kitchen tools and equipment
  • Cash donations: online or checks can be written to GMCF with FFC/Kitchen Restore on the memo line and mailed to:

GMCF, PO Box 1127, Manhattan, KS, 66505

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.

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.

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

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, staff, faculty and visiting scholars.

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:
Financial Contributions: KSU Foundation, account C19205/

Common Table

Contact treasurer Renee Gassmann for Common Table monetary donations, or 785-313-5620.

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 United Way

Monetary donations support initiatives to impact the education, health, and financial stability within our community.

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.

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 to 5 p.m., or
Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m.
No restrictions, qualifications, hoops to jump through.  Come as needed and get enough food to get you through the week.

Mt. Zion Pantry

Open Wednesdays 4-6pm

No qualifications required.

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.

Shepherd’s Crossing

Monetary donations can be made through the website. Shepherd’s Crossing provides counseling and financial assistance for those in need.

Temple of Peace Pantry

Mondays & Thursdays 12-3pm

Saturdays 8am-12pm

No qualifications required.


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.

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