Community Outreach Programs

Community Meals

As a service to our community, our church provides two community meals each week to help feed anyone in need.  Each meal is organized, prepared, and served by church members and friends who volunteer their time, effort, and culinary talents to this ministry.  There are no requirements or restrictions on whom we will serve, it is truly open to anyone!  There are many community members who are regulars and depend on this ministry which we are happy to provide!
2016 saw an incredible number of meals served to those in need of a hot meal and warm fellowship with 2,260 dinners and 1,219 breakfasts served, along with 534 sack lunches prepared by loving hands. Nearly 100 volunteers prepare, serve, and clean-up, in addition to the conversations that take place around the round tables in First Presbyterian’s recreation center. This ministry has touched hundreds of lives in our community with the congregation responding to Jesus’ words: “I was hungry and you gave me food….”Interested in helping with this ministry? Contact Claudia Voos at cvoos@burnettauto.com or Missy Cox at mjc_2188@hotmail.com.
Community Dinner
Every Tuesday Evening from 6:00-6:45 PM in Presby Place.
Community Breakfast
Every Wednesday morning from 7:30-8:15 AM in Presby Place.
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat…”  Matthew 25:35We are always looking for volunteers to help each week with food prep, serving, and clean-up.  Many of our volunteers are church members, but many are not!  If you have a heart to serve the needy in our community then please join us!
Brown bag Lunches
During our Community Breakfasts, we provide a “brown bag lunch” containing a sandwich, non-perishable snack, and optional fruit.This ministry is led by Claudia Voos. 
Food Pantry
The Food Pantry is a ministry that helps meet the constant need of hunger for a number of families in the Manhattan area.  This ministry is partnered the Flint Hills Breadbasket, an organization dedicated to alleviating hunger and poverty.
Our food pantry provides individuals and families with basic food and nutritional provisions.  Beneficiaries receive a variety of foodstuffs such as milk, eggs, pasta, meats, etc. in generous quantities based on their family size.  Registration is required to establish need.  Please contact the church for more information.
Food Pantry Hours: Every Friday from 10:00-12:00 AM and 1:00 – 3:30 PM in the Church Narthex.We usually serve between 20-30 families per week, and we are always in need of volunteers to help stock, register participants, and distribute bags of food.  We go through hundreds of items of food each week, and are always replenishing and organizing our stockroom.  This ministry is coordinated by Judy Rayl.