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Cats' Cupboard

Fall Semester 2018 Hours *

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

Mornings available by appointment. Please email Erin 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


Winter Break Hours**

(December 15- January 20)
Sun: Closed
1-6 PM
 1-5 PM
1-5 PM
1-5 PM
9 AM-Noon

** Cats' Cupboard will be closed Dec. 24- Jan. 1



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

  • At 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.
  • K-State Student Union drop off location next to Cats' Den. Donations are monitored and delivered by the Student Union Ambassadors.
  • 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!
  • Utilize "Support Us" button on the right to make credit card and recurring financial contributions.

Pantry Needs


Immediate Needs

  • Canned Tuna & canned chicken
  • Canned Fruit
  • Jelly
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Tomato Paste
  • Soup
  • Cereal
  • Granola Bars
  • Pasta & Pasta Sauce
  • Black & Kidney & Garbanzo Beans (canned or dry)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Microwave meals/to-go meals
  • Peanut butter alternatives
    • Almond Butter, Sunflower Seed Butter, Coconut Butter, etc.
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Toothbrushes and Toothpaste
  • Soap (body, hand, dish, laundry)
  • Deodorant
  • 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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