As a non-profit organization, the Flint Hills Breadbasket depends heavily on community support to carry out its mission. We have provided food assistance to our community for more than 40 years and have you to thank for this longevity!
Financial support from our community is critical. Your donations help us purchase fresh food items such as eggs, milk, margarine, and other staples that are important for a balanced diet but do not typically come in through donations. We are fortunate to own our building, which is situated on property of the City of Manhattan, but we pay for all utilities, vehicles, and maintenance. We have a small, but dedicated staff of four who work to support our services on sight, coordinate volunteers, supply food and support to our church pantry partners, and provide community outreach and programs.
The Breadbasket is financially supported through donations from individuals and families, faith communities, businesses, fundraising events, and grants. At this time, we receive no federal, state, county or city funding. Grant dollars typically pay for specific projects. Recent examples include grants that purchased an air merchandiser so that produce could be safely displayed, dollars to purchase menstrual products, and grants to purchase culturally relevant foods. These grants and other financial support help us look beyond today to create systems and projects that will help us build and sustain a community of support.