minimize hunger and poverty through the distribution
of available food and to nurture projects that help alleviate
hunger and poverty.
The Flint Hills Breadbasket is a Community Food Network
founded in 1983 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 over thirty-two years
the Flint Hills Breadbasket has been collecting and distributing
food to ensure that no one in the community goes hungry.
Did you know?
18.2% of Riley County's citizens live at or below the
In 2017 The Breadbasket received over 743,000 pounds and served over 18,000 individuals.
The Breadbasket’s ultimate goal is enabling our clients
to gain the skills necessary for self-sufficiency, and we
offer programs to aid this process.
|Emergency Food Pantry
Provides residents of Manhattan with food assistance, when there is no food in the home and no means to purchase any.
USDA (TEFAP) Commodity Program
Program: Distribution of available USDA commodities to income eligible families that meet federal guidelines. Please call (785) 537-0730 for distribution dates.
CSFP Commodity Program
Distribution of commodity foods to income eligible seniors over the age of 60. This is a program through USDA.
Kid’s Backpack Meal program
Provides food for hungry kids that don’t have access to food on the weekends. A bag of nutritious, kid friendly food is sent home with these children on Friday when school lets out and contains enough food to provide 3 meals and 2 snacks a day
throughout the weekend .
Community Resource Referral
Program: Additional services which include food stamp applications, LIEAP applications, Project Deserve applications, clothing vouchers, and more!