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Cats' Cupboard

Spring Semester Hours*

Sun: 5-7 pm
12-7 pm
9 am-5 pm
1-5 pm
9 am-12 pm; 1-5 pm
Fri: 9 am-12 pm

*Any changes to hours will be posted on Facebook and Twitter. 



Cats' Cupboard

The K-State Food Pantry
Kansas State University
009 Fairchild Hall
1601 Vattier Street
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-6108 fax

Get Involved

Donation Drive

We are always looking for groups and individuals willing to host and promote a donation drive. Donation drives are great ways to bring resources together to make a larger impact.  To learn more, please read our Host a Donation Drive page.

Front Desk Representative 

Cats' Cupboard is looking for volunteers for Front Desk Representatives for the Spring 2020 Semester. The volunteers in this role will be responsible for various duties including:

  • Assisting with greeting and signing in visitors, providing directions, assistance, and answering questions about the services provided
  • Answering the phone and transferring calls
  • Providing the public with information about Cats' Cupboard
  • Emailing upcoming volunteers about their scheduled time
  • Maintaining daily operation logs
  • Assisting with various other special donation drive, fundraising, and marketing projects
  • Playing an integral part in managing Cats' Cupboard  services and the branding of these expanded services
  • Volunteers in this position will be expected to demonstrate good judgment and discretion, and will be required complete training related to volunteer service, confidentiality, and FERPA privacy standards


  • Desire to serve the K-State Campus students, staff, and faculty by helping alleviate food insecurity on our campus
  • Dependability in regards to volunteer service and scheduling with an ability to set and maintain own schedule
  • Computer literate including Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Experience working with diverse populations and a commitment to the K-State Principles of Community
  • Pledge to confidentiality and dignity for all food pantry visitors
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively with other staff and volunteers

Education: Any field

Time frame:  Must commit to at least one semester.

Hours: 1-3 hours per week. Must be available for at least two-hour increments: Flexible scheduling – please note, this is an unpaid volunteer position, however, position can be used to satisfy internship and/or service hour requirements.

Location: 009 Fairchild Hall

Application: Send resume, 1-2 paragraph cover letter outlining what you hope to gain from this volunteer experience, and semester availability to Erin Bishop at erbish@ksu.edu.


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