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Student Pantry Spring Semester 2019 Hours *

Sun: 5-7 PM
12-7 PM
9 AM-Noon and 1-5 PM
1-5 PM
9-5 PM
9 AM-Noon

Student Pantry Summer 2019 Hours *

Sun: Closed
1-6 PM
1-5 PM
1-5 PM
1-5 PM
9 AM-Noon

Mornings available by appointment. Please email Erin, 48 hours in advance, at erbish@k-state.edu to schedule.

*Hours subject to change and will be posted on our social media. Follow our Facebook and Twitter for any closings or schedule changes. 

Staff Pantry beginning April 1, 2019

Sun: Closed
7:30-9:30 AM
5:30-6:30 PM
9:00 AM- Noon
12:30-3:30 PM
10 AM- Noon



Cats' Cupboard: 

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

785-532-6108 fax

Making a Donation

  • Cats' Cupboard: Donations can be dropped off at Cats' Cupboard.  During hours of operation, come down to the pantry; after hours donations may be left at the interior door of 009 Fairchild. Please schedule larger donation drop-offs prior to delivery by emailing catscupboard@k-state.edu.
  • K-State Student Union: Drop off location next to Cats' Den during Student Union operating hours. Donations are monitored and delivered by the Student Union Ambassadors.
  • Justin Hall: Family Studies and Human Services hosts a drop off location in Justin 245 during hours of operation. Donations are monitored by Student Development Assistant, Kiersten Wukitsch.  Email familyscience@k-state.edu for more information. 
  • Delivery: Donations can be purchased and delivered directly via our Amazon Wish List. Please make sure you choose "Gift" option and include your contact information so we may send you a thank you for your support of K-State students.
  • Financial Contributions: Utilize "Support Us" button on the right to make credit card and recurring financial contributions.

Pantry Needs

Immediate Needs

  • Deodorant - Men's and Women's
  • Granola Bars
  • Oatmeal
  • Canned Fruit
  • Condiments - salad dressing, ketchup, mayo, etc.
  • Jelly
  • Cooking Oil
  • Baking and Pancake Mixes
  • Diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, & tomato paste
  • Cereal
  • Beans especially: garbanzo beans, pinto beans, & baked beans (canned or dry)
  • Microwave meals/to-go meals
  • Peanut butter alternatives
    • Almond Butter, Sunflower Seed Butter, Coconut Butter, etc.
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Feminine hygiene
    • Regular sized tampons
    • Pads


  • 100% whole wheat pasta
  • Plain oatmeal or cream of wheat
  • Brown rice
  • Quinoa
  • Breakfast cereals-low sugar options


  • Canned chicken
  • Canned tuna
  • Canned meats
  • Canned beans-black, pinto, garbanzo, etc.
  • Peanut butter


  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Fruits
  • Dried Fruits
  • Applesauce
  • Raisins


  • Canned soups and sauces-low sodium options
  • Granola Bars
  • Condiments (ketchup, mustard, salad dressing)
  • Jelly
  • Crackers
  • Shelf-stable meal kits


  • Toilet paper
  • Pads/Regular Tampons
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Razors
  • Soap
  • Handsoap
  • Dishsoap


To ensure safety, we can NOT use:

  • Perishable items
  • Homemade items
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Open or used items
  • Rusty or unlabeled cans

*We prefer no glass container items

Hosting a Donation Drive: Things to Consider

  • Cats' Cupboard accepts unopened nonperishable food items, new, unopened hygiene products, and new or gently used and clean kitchen equipment.
  • Cats' Cupboard accepts new hats, gloves, and scarves during the cold months.
  • If you are considering hosting a donation drive please contact us at catscupboard@k-state.edu so we give you and up-to-date list of our biggest needs. We would also be able to share social media marketing if given enough notice.
  • Small donations may be dropped off during hours of operation.
  • For larger donations, please schedule a donation delivery by emailing catscupboard@k-state.edu. It is helpful for us to have volunteers scheduled to sort large donations.
  • Cats' Cupboard has an Amazon Wish List for people looking to donate food and hygiene products to the pantry with a delivery. The donation will be delivered right to our pantry.
  • Remember bigger isn't always better. Single serving items go a long way at the pantry.

We truly appreciate the campus and community helping keep our shelves stocked!

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