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Move Out for Hunger

For the last two semesters, Food Recovery Network (FRN) has partnered with Cats’ Cupboard and Housing & Dining Services to host Move Out for Hunger. During finals week, students donate food, unopened hygiene products, and gently-used kitchen appliances by placing the items in MOH donation boxes in the lobby of each dorm. Volunteers collect all the items, deliver them to Cats’ Cupboard, and record the weight of food collected for FRN records. In Spring 2021 (the first time we ever hosted this event), we recovered almost 700 pounds of food from our K-State students that directly helps those who may be food insecure on our campus!!

Move Out for Hunger
Spring 2022 Move Out for Hunger

Donation drop boxes are located in the lobby of each residence hall on campus for students to donate items as they move out from May 9-14.  Items accepted include: 

  • Unopened, non-perishable food items
  • Unopened hygiene products
  • New or gently used kitchen/household appliances

Most needed items include:

  • Microwaves
  • Can openers (manual and electric)
  • Dish soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Ramen noodles
  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Gluten-free items
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Hand soap

Items that cannot be accepted include:

  • Perishable foods
  • Used hygiene products
  • Clothes
  • School supplies

Items can also be dropped off at Cats’ Cupboard during their regular hours.  Cats’ Cupboard is open Monday through Thursday from 10 AM to 6 PM and Friday from 10 AM to 2 PM.  Summer hours will go into effect beginning May 16 and Cats’ Cupboard will be open from 10 AM to 2 PM Monday through Friday.  Be sure to tell staff you are dropping off for Move Out for Hunger!