Food Drive to Stock the Konza Cupboard

Konza Prairie Community Health Center is celebrating National Health Center Week with a food drive to stock the Konza Cupboard, a free pantry located outside the clinic at 361 Grant Ave in Junction City. The food drive will also benefit patients of the Konza clinic in Manhattan.

Konza staff are contributing to this effort with an internal competition to see which department can donate the most items. The previous food drive, in August 2021, brought in enough supplies to fill the Konza Cupboard for three months.

The public is invited to donate food and personal hygiene items to help stock the Konza Cupboard. A donation box is available inside the main entrance at the Konza Junction City clinic.

The most needed items are:

  • Canned meats
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned soups and pasta sauces
  • Canned/dry beans
  • Canned/dry fruit
  • Dry cereals
  • Nut butters
  • Rice/noodles
  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Personal hygiene items
    • Toothbrush & toothpaste
    • Body wash & hand soap
    • Shampoo & Conditioner
    • Deodorant
    • Laundry soap

The Konza Cupboard was established in March 2021 to help fight hunger in the community. It is part of the Konza Cares initiative – a suite of programs developed by the clinic to help patients access food, clothing, medication, transportation, and more.