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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Manhattan KS

First Congregational United Church of Christ - The Second Helping
Manhattan, KS 66502
Details: The Second Helping is the primary local mission of First Congregational United Church of Christ. The Second Helping is a Sunday evening soup kitchen that is open to anyone who needs it. Guests are served a home-cooked dinner in the fellowship hall and are given a sack lunch with food for breakfast and lunch the next day. Much of the food comes from the Flint Hills Breadbasket, but the church also has a line item in the budget for the Second Helping. We serve dinner on every Sunday, including holidays. The average number of guests served is 25-30 each week. In a typical year, over 1300 meals are served to guests and 300 to workers.
First Presbyterian Church - Food Pantry
Manhattan, KS 66502
Details: The Food Pantry is a ministry that helps meet the constant need of hunger for a number of families in the Manhattan area. This ministry is partnered the Flint Hills Breadbasket, an organization dedicated to alleviating hunger and poverty. Our food pantry provides individuals and families with basic food and nutritional provisions. Beneficiaries receive a variety of foodstuffs such as milk, eggs, pasta, meats, etc. in generous quantities based on their family size. Registration is required to establish need. Food Pantry Hours: Every Friday from 10:00-12:00 AM and 1:00 – 3:30 PM in the Church Narthex. We usually serve between 20-30 families per week, and we are always in need of volunteers to help stock, register participants, and distribute bags of food. We go through hundreds of items of food each week, and are always replenishing and organizing our stockroom.
Flint Hills Breadbasket
Manhattan, KS 66502
Details: The Flint Hills Breadbasket is a Community Food Network founded in 1982 in a small shed in which the City of Manhattan housed machinery. Since then we have grown, but continue to offer much needed food to those in need through community donations and volunteer support. Hunger is oftentimes an invisible tragedy, and for thirty-two years the Flint Hills Breadbasket has been collecting and distributing food to ensure that no one in the community goes hungry.
GBC Food Pantry
Manhattan, KS 66502
Details: GBC Food Pantry is a ministry that provides essential food items to families in need as determined by the Flint Hills Breadbasket. The Breadbasket supports the Food Pantry by providing basic food items on a weekly basis, to be issued to needy families. Private donations of food items are also accepted by the Food Pantry, and are used as needed. Occasionally, health and comfort items are donated by various sources. These items are in tremendous need and are greatly appreciated by recipients. In addition, the GBC Food Pantry Fund administered by the Deacon/Deaconess Committee is used to supplement the Breadbasket when shortages exist. These funds are used to purchase basic staple items that are not part of the weekly food allotment. The Food Pantry is open for issue each Tuesday from 1 to 4 pm. The Food Pantry operates with 3 to 4 volunteers at a time. At present there are a total of 12 volunteers who serve the Food Pantry on a regular basis. The Food Pantry serves up to 18 families per week. The Food Pantry not only ministers to the physical needs of individuals and families by providing food, but pantry personnel also discuss problems and issues with clients and try to provide solutions or ideas to help them. We encourage them to consider taking and reading handouts that are available in the waiting area, as well as leaving a prayer request for the Grace fellowship to address.