Blessing Box

Blessing Box

Give what you can. Take what you need. Those are the only rules. Tallgrass is proud to present our community with a Blessing Box, in cooperation with First Free Methodist, installed on their property at 1231 Poyntz. We encourage Tallgrassians to help keep this box filled with nonperishable food and other essential hygiene items.

Please help us keep this Blessing Box stocked! All pantry items must be shelf-stable (non-perishable), sealed, and able to withstand high temperatures. Here's suggested stocking list:

Proteins

  • Canned meats: chicken, ham, spam, corned beef
  • Fish (canned or packets): tuna, salmon, sardines
  • Nut / seed butter: peanut, almond, sunflower
  • Shelf-stable cheeses: parmesan, cheese spreads
  • Shelf-stable meats: pepperoni, summer sausage
  • Jerky: mushroom, beef, turkey
  • Assorted nut mixes
  • Protein bars 

Fruits & Vegetables

  • Apple sauce
  • Dried fruit: mango, cranberries, raisins
  • Canned fruit: mandarins, peaches, pineapple
  • Individual fruit cups
  • Fruit strips or gummies
  • Canned vegetables: green beans, peas, corn, carrots, tomatoes, veg-all, etc.
  • Pizza Sauce (cans or jars)
  • Baby food (jars or pouches) 

Grains & Carbs 

  • Pasta: spaghetti, linguine, penne, macaroni 
  • Rice: instant packages, bags
  • Beans (canned or dry): pinto, black, cannellini
  • Shelf stable pizza crust
  • Tortillas
  • Cereal & granola (individual packages or boxes)
  • Cereal bars & granola bars
  • Trail Mix
  • Crackers
  • Rice cakes
  • Pretzels
  • Popcorn (kernels or microwaveable)
  • Pudding or jello cups 

Soups, Stocks, & Broth 

  • Soups (boxed or canned): tomato, chicken noodle, beef stew, vegetable, cream of mushroom 
  • Broth or stock (boxed or canned): beef, chicken, veggie

Boxed Entrees 

  • Mac & cheese boxes
  • Canned chili
  • Campbell’s Ready Meals 

Milks & Beverages

  • Shelf-stable almond or soy milk
  • Powdered or condensed milk 
  • Water bottles 
  • Juice boxes 

Non-food Items 

  • Dog/cat food
  • Socks
  • Rain gear
  • Baby wipes & diapers
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste & alcohol-free mouthwash
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Sun block & SPF lotions
  • Toilet paper
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Sanitizer sprays or wipes
  • Gloves
  • First-Aid supplies
  • Cleaning supplies 

If this Blessing Box is full, consider dropping off at these items other local Blessing Box locations:

  • 1110 College Ave, Manhattan, KS
  • 2500 Kimball Ave, Manhattan, KS
  • 1101 Westloop, Manhattan, KS
  • 506 S 4th St., Manhattan, KS
  • 2610 Farm Bureau Rd, Manhattan, KS
  • 2101 Claflin RD, Manhattan, KS
  • 2400 Casement, Manhattan, KS
  • 700 Poyntz Ave, Manhattan, KS
  • 1231 Poyntz Ave, Manhattan, KS
  • 930 Poyntz Ave, Manhattan, KS
  • 3320 Anderson Ave, Manhattan, KS
  • 600 Laramie, Manhattan, KS
  • 202 E. Randolph St., Randolph, KS
  • 220 Willow St. Ogden, KS
  • 303 16th St. Ogden, KS
  • 117 N. Erpelding St., Leonardville, KS
  • 104 Kansas Ave, Riley, KS

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