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Who do we contact when coordinating a food drive?

Are donations picked up or dropped off?

  • We are unable to pick up donations but if you contact catscupboard@k-state.edu or call 785-532-6108 we can arrange assistance when you bring a donation.

How do donations work?

  • If you have a small donation simply bring it to Cats’ Cupboard during hours of operation. For larger donations please contact us at catscupboard@k-state.edu or call 785-532-0366 to schedule a donation drop-off time. It is helpful to give plenty of notice so we may have enough volunteers scheduled to handle the the large donation in a timely manner. We can also provide assistance once on campus when a drop-off time is arranged.

Are there other options to donate besides a drop off?

  • Yes, Cats' Cupboard has an Amazon Wish List for people looking to donate food and hygiene products to the pantry but cannot drop the donation off themselves. The donation will be delivered right to our pantry.
  • You can also donate monetary donations through our Foundation Account, which helps us go shopping for needed items and helps us support our volunteers through out the school year.

May we use the Cats' Cupboard logo for the donation drive?

  • Cats' Cupboard logo may only be used with permissions.  A complete list of guidelines for logo use can be found here.  For more information contact Cats' Cupboard at catscupboard@k-state.edu.

Do you take non-food items?

  • Yes, new and unopened hygiene products and clean and gently used or new kitchen supplies.

What type of kitchen appliances do you take?

  • We take small, new or gently used kitchen appliances. For example, we accept coffee makers, toasters, microwaves and etc., but we cannot take mini refrigerators. 

What kind of hygiene products do you take?

  • We only take new, unopened hygiene products. Bar soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, pads and tampons, razors, etc.

What are you most needed items?

  • Canned Tuna, Canned Chicken, Canned Fruit, Rice, Pasta, Cereal, Gluten Free Items
  • Toilet Paper, Tampons, Pads, Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner
  • Reusable Shopping Bags, Can Openers, Cleaning Supplies, Paper Towels, Laundry Detergent



Individually packed items are extremely helpful for our Breakfast, Lunch and Snack bags at the pantry.

  • Granola Bars, Apple Sauce, Fruit Cups, Microwavable Mac N Cheese, etc.
  • Remember bigger isn't always better.  Single serving items go a long way at the pantry.
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