Flint Hills Breadbasket

Donation barrels will be set up at both Dillons locations in Manhattan, starting this weekend, in an effort to help Harvesters and the Flint Hills Breadbasket.

The barrels will be located near the exit doors and customers are invited to purchase non-perishable foods to serve as a donation. To inspire customer donations, Dillons is donating $5,000 to the Flint Hills Breadbasket to mark the partnership. Volunteers will be out collecting food Saturday from 11 am to 1 pm at the Westloop Dillons location. Free reusable bags will be shared with all who donate.

The company says 100 percent of food donations collected will be shared directly with the Flint Hills Breadbasket.

Harvesters also have donation barrels in six Dillons locations across Topeka and says it’s looking forward to expanding its efforts to Manhattan.