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Fall 2019 Pantry Hours *

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


Employee Pantry Fall Hours

Same as student hours:

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

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


  • 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


5 ways to donate

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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