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Cats 4 CansCats for Cans

Saturday, November 2 – TBA – please watch the KSU Football schedule for time.

Join the Breadbasket as we cheer on the KSU Wildcats football team November 2 against Iowa State. Please bring cash or non-perishable food donations to help KSU athletes support the community and the Breadbasket. Food collection bins will be conveniently located at the gates and KSU Student Athletes will be collecting throughout the parking lots. This important food drive enables the Breadbasket to provide Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets to hungry families!


A Community Thanksgiving DinnerThe Manhattan Community Thanksgiving Dinner

The Flint Hills Breadbasket and Manhattan residents come together for a wonderful Thanksgiving meal filled with fellowship and fun! The FREE dinner is for any and all in the community who want a hot meal and great companionship. Sit alongside your family and friends as we celebrate the season of giving.

How You Can Take Part...

  1. Join us for dinner, and bring some friends!
  2. Spread the word: the Thanksgiving Community Dinner will be held at Old Chicago from 11:00am – 2:00pm. The traditional meal will be served like previous years, just a different location. Address is: 100 Manhattan Town Center. Front door is on the corner of 3rd & Poyntz to Old Chicago.
  3. Make a donation to help defray the dinner costs.

For more information, call us at (785) 537-0730 or e-mail. Let us know today how you plan to be a part of Manhattan community tradition.


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

  • Canned Pumpkin
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Stuffing Mix
  • Canned Yams

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

Friday, December 6

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