1. K-State home
  2. »Cats' Cupboard
  3. »Pantry Needs

Cats' Cupboard

Spring 2018 Hours**

Sun: 5-7 PM
Mon: Noon-6 PM
Tue: 9 AM-Noon & 1-4 PM
Wed: 1-6 PM
Thu: 9 AM-4 PM
Fri: 9 AM-Noon
Sat: Closed

Hours reduced during holiday and semester breaks
**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

785-532-6108 fax

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 so we give you and up-to-date list of our biggest needs.
  • Please schedule a donation delivery by emailing catscupboard@k-state.edu. It is helpful for us to have volunteers scheduled to sort large donations.
  • 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!

Pantry Needs

Immediate Needs

  • Toilet paper
  • Feminine hygiene
    Regular size tampons
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dish soap
  • Rice
  • Canned fruit
  • Applesauce
  • Granola bars 
  • Diced and stewed tomatoes
  • Snack crackers
  • Pancake mix
  • Syrup
  • Cereal
  • Canned meat options
  • Jelly
  • Spaghetti sauces
  • Microwave meals/to-go meals
  • Powdered milk
  • Condiments (ketchup, salad dressings, honey etc)
  • Gluten-free products
  • Peanut butter alternatives
  • Salt and pepper and seasonings
  • Cooking oil
  • Clear, plastic totes for displaying and storing items


  • 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


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