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Cats' Cupboard

Spring Semester 2019 Hours *

Sun: 5-7 pm
Mon: 
12-7 PM
Tue: 
9 AM-Noon and 1-5 PM
Wed
1-5 PM
Thu:
9-5 PM
Fri: 
9 AM-Noon
Sat: 
Closed

Mornings available by appointment. Please email Erin at erbish@k-state.edu to schedule.

 

Spring Break 2019 Hours *

Sun: Closed

Mon: 1-6 PM

Tue: 1-5 PM

Wednesday, March 13 - Sunday, March 17: Closed

 

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

 

 

 

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

785-532-0366
785-532-6108 fax
catscupboard@k-state.edu

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

  • Canned chicken & canned tuna
  • Canned Fruit
  • Jelly
  • Diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, & tomato paste
  • Condiments - salad Dressing, Ketchup, etc.
  • Soup, all kinds
  • Cereal
  • Pasta & pasta sauce
  • Beans especially: garbanzo beans, pinto beans, & baked beans (canned or dry)
  • Pancake and baking mixes
  • Microwave meals/to-go meals
  • Peanut butter alternatives
    • Almond Butter, Sunflower Seed Butter, Coconut Butter, etc.
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine hygiene
    • Regular sized tampons
    • Pads

Grains/Cereals

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

Proteins

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

Fruits/Vegetables

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

Miscellaneous

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

Hygiene

  • 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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