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Cats' Cupboard

Spring Hours 

Mon: 10 am-6 pm
10 am-6 pm
10 am-6 pm
10 am-6 pm
Fri: 10 am-2 pm
Sun: Closed

Cats' Cupboard
The K-State Food Pantry

Kansas State University
009 Fairchild Hall
1601 Vattier Street
Manhattan, KS 66506


Making a Donation

About 50% of our product comes from individual donations from community members who care!  We rely on these donations greatly and appreciate each item donated.

  • Cats' Cupboard: Donations can be dropped off anytime at Cats' Cupboard. 
    • During regular hours of operation:  Feel free to use our designated, reserved parking space in the circle drive outside Fairchild Hall.  Look for a meter with a red bag labeled "Cats' Cupboard".  You are welcome to bring your donation right into the Cupboard (009 Fairchild) where our friendly staff can give you a donation receipt.
    • Outside hours of operation:  The doors to Fairchild Hall remain unlocked.  You are welcome to leave your donation in front of the door to Cats' Cupboard (009 Fairchild).
  • K-State Student Union: Drop off location just outside the Cats' Den.

Don't know where to find us?  Use this great interactive map to help you navigate campus!

Pantry Needs


  • Beans--especially garbanzo or white beans (canned or dry)


  • Canned Fruits
  • Diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and tomato paste


  • Condiments (salad dressing, ketchup, mayo, etc.)
  • Cooking oil
  • Pancake syrup
  • Dry spice mixes (taco, chili)
  • Microwave meals/to-go meals
  • Peanut butter alternatives--almond butter, sunflower seed butter, coconut butter, etc.


  • Deodorant (mens and womens)
  • Shampoo and conditioner (mens and womens)
  • Shaving cream (mens and womens)
  • Razors (mens and womens)
  • Bar soap (mens and womens)
  • Dental floss
  • Pads
  • Tampons


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

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

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