During the holidays many folks are gathering for meals and celebrations across the nation. One Kansas State student recently took a nonprofit leadership class, and wants to remind the community about many that go hungry on a daily basis.
Emily Patterson says recent cuts to government funding has reduced support for the food stamp program, and local organizations help bridge the gap. Patterson says her class worked with Friendship Meals in Manhattan, and worked to bring essentials to folks within the community.
According to Patterson the program currently helps 207 people in Riley County, and covers 11 routes within the community. Patterson says the program is always looking for volunteers and donations. The number for Friendship Meals is 785-587-2462.