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Holiday Food and Fund Drive is a community wide fundraiser
that brings Manhattan together to help families
in need. Hunger exists year round. The need for food
assistance is most intense in November and December because
of the demand for additional necessities. During the holidays
the Breadbasket distributes food baskets to
Manhattan families in need.
It costs approximately $40 to provide a food basket for a family of four. If you would like to make a donation, please make checks payable to:
The Mayor's Holiday Food and Fund Drive
Manhattan, KS 66502
Your contribution is tax deductible.
Food donations are always welcome at the Flint Hills Breadbasket, especially during the Holidays! Some suggestions for donations
- Small to Medium Turkey
- Turkey Breast
- Whole Chicken
- Cranberry Sauce
- Stuffing Mix
- Canned Yams
- Canned White or Sweet Potatoes
Mayor’s Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, December 1 at 5:30 p.m.
Join Manhattan and the surrounding communities as we welcome the holiday season at the Mayor’s Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony! The first Friday of December we will all gather together on Poyntz in Downtown Manhattan and watch as the lighted floats travel from the Manhattan Town Center to Aggieville. Cash awards will be given for Best Youth Entry, Spirit of the Breadbasket, Best Use of Lights, Best Foot Entry, Best Bicycle Entry, and the Mayor’s Trophy! There will be volunteers collecting food and funds along the parade route.
Bring the kids out to see Santa Claus in Triangle Park and watch the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony immediately following the parade!
We hope to see you there!
For more information, please call (785) 537-0730.