HandsOn Kansas State

HandsOn Kansas State promotes civic learning and leadership through meaningful volunteer and service opportunities between campus and community. HandsOn strives to develop socially responsible citizens knowledgeably equipped for active participation.

Annually, HandsOn creates and implements specific Days of Services to heighten civic awareness. Our 9/11 Day of Service is a mobile food distribution in conjunction with Harvester's of Topeka; over 250 hungry family/individuals attended in 2013 to receive nutritious, fresh produce. As the resource center for all people service-minded, HandsOn Student Program Coordinators are available to sit down one-on-one to discuss interests, assist in finding organization contacts, and any other service-learning training needed to establish your volunteer opportunity. Student groups looking to understand volunteer management are also eligible to receive training for the improvement of their service events.

Free Food at Hunger Mobile Food Distribution with Harvesters and HandsOn K-State

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The Hidden Hunger Mobile Food Distribution is the culmination of efforts originally launched by HandsOn in Fall of 2012 to address hunger with K-State students and their families. In collaboration with the Harvester's Community Network of Topeka, KS, and College Avenue Methodist Church, HandsOn Kansas State will coordinate the site logistics, transportation, volunteers and food distribution for the project. This distribution will accommodate families and individuals who can drive with vehicles AND walk-ins for those without transportation. We anticipate serving 300 households and impacting approximately ​1000 people by offering non-perishable food items at no cost to recipients through this event on Friday, October 10, 2014.

For recipients, cars are allowed to begin lining up at 3:00 pm at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Distribution will begin at 4:00 pm and end at 6:00 pm. For volunteers, shifts run from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm. Sign ups are now available.