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Mayor's Christmas Holiday Food and Fund Drive

The Mayor’s Christmas 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 Christmas Holiday Food and Fund Drive
905 Yuma
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

Perishable Items

  • Small to Medium Turkey
  • Turkey Breast
  • Whole Chicken
  • Ham

Non-perishable foods

  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Stuffing Mix
  • Canned Yams
  • Canned White or Sweet Potatoes

SnowglobeMayor’s Christmas Spirit of the Holiday Lighted Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony

Friday, December 2 at 5:30 p.m.

Join Manhattan and the surrounding communities as we welcome the holiday season at the Mayor’s Christmas 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, 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.