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October 15, 2019

Celebrate World Food Day with Cats' Cupboard

Submitted by Sarah McGreer Hoyt

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All week long, Cats' Cupboard is hosting an open house celebration! During our regular business hours, we invite everyone in the community to drop in and learn about your K-State food pantry.

At Open Cupboard, we're striving to shed light on food insecurity on the K-State campus and create new patrons and advocates among our students, faculty and staff. Not only that, but we'll be holding a drawing for gift cards to several local businesses and eateries! Receive entries multiple ways:

  • Visit — one entry.
  • Bring a friend — one entry.
  • Donate an item — one entry.
  • Donate a most-needed item, like canned fruit, canned meat or cereal — two entries.

And from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, we'll be celebrating World Food Day and our second anniversary with free cookies and coffee from the K-State Bakery Science Club and Arrow Coffee.

Instructors are welcome to bring their entire class; we'd be happy to give your group a tour. To give advance notice, email catscupboard@k-state.edu to let us know when you'll be coming by.

Our prize donors include Chick-fil-A, First Watch, J.P.'s Sports Bar & Grill, McAllister's Deli, Rock-a-Belly Deli, and Wild Side.

Why host Open Cupboard?

More than 60% of our visitors say they learned about or decided to use Cats' Cupboard because someone they trust told them about the service. As such, Open Cupboard is intended to

  • Inform the campus of our location and many services.
  • Amplify the effectiveness of word-of-mouth marketing.
  • Increase knowledge of related campus and community resources.
  • Leverage a food drive to help keep our shelves stocked.

To date, the Cats' Cupboard has seen more than 7,500 visits from nearly 1,200 unique users since opening in September 2017. Help us spread the word to those who haven't visited yet. Stop in, take a tour from a volunteer, donate if you're able and win great prizes!