Attend Our FREE Community Shred Event

The entire community is invited to our FREE SHRED event. Bring your documents for shredding and bring a food donation for the Flint Hills BreadBasket.

  • Saturday, September 30th
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • East Branch at 601 McCall Rd. Manhattan

Why make it easy for thieves to get their hands on your sensitive information? Thwart dumpster divers by shredding papers containing confidential information — particularly Social Security numbers, credit card offers, and statements. It only takes seconds to shred, but months or even years to clear your record once scammers set up fraudulent accounts in your name.

We are working with our professional document destruction company, Underground Vault & Storage (UV&S), to help you dispose of your documents safely. This is a great way to clean up, clear out and keep your identity safe and help us SHRED HUNGER right here in Manhattan.

COME EARLY, expect to wait in line. We may have to turn people away as we get closer to 3pm.

Here are guidelines if you wish to participate.


  • Limit of 3 boxes/bags per vehicle.
  • Kitchen-sized bags.
  • Typical box, ex: paper box.
  • Don’t tie bags.
  • Personal/household only.
  • No business materials.
  • No metal.
  • Stay in your car, our staff will unload.

Below is a map to show the best way to enter and exit our parking lot on September 30th.



Q: Do I have to be a member to bring shred?
A: No! The entire community is invited

Q: Can I bring documents for shredding even if I don't bring a food donation?
A: Yes, of course! We are just hoping to help stock the BreadBasket for the fall and winter.

Q: Do I park and get out to unload my shred items?
A: No, please stay in your car, our staff will unload your boxes and bags, empty them and return your bags and boxes to your car.

Q: What if I bring more than 3 boxes or bags?
A: Please don't, we will only be able to dispose of 3 bags or boxes. The boxes should not be larger than a paper box and the bag should not be larger than a kitchen size trash bag.

Q: Do you shred my items on-site?
A: No. We have found that collecting items in secure containers and then having our document shredding company take back to their facility to shred is best in order to keep the line moving. We are able to serve more individuals if we collect and shred off-site.

If you have more questions please feel free to email Jill at the credit union at

Below is a list of suggested items to consider shredding for your safety and privacy:

  • Address labels from junk mail and magazines
  • ATM receipts
  • Bank statements
  • Birth certificate copies
  • Canceled and voided checks
  • Credit and charge card bills, copies, summaries and receipts
  • Credit reports and histories
  • Employee pay stubs
  • Employment records
  • Expired credit and identification cards including driver’s licenses, college IDs, military IDs, employee badges, medical insurance cards, etc. (If your shredder can’t handle plastic, cut up cards with a scissors before discarding them.)
  • Expired passports and visas
  • Legal documents
  • Insurance documents
  • Investment, stock and property transactions
  • Medical and dental records
  • Papers with a Social Security number
  • Pre-approved credit card applications
  • Receipts with checking account numbers
  • Report cards
  • Resum├ęs or curriculum vitae
  • Signatures (such as those found on leases, contracts, letters)
  • Tax forms
  • Transcripts
  • Travel itineraries
  • Used airline tickets
  • Utility bills (telephone, gas, electric, water, cable TV, Internet)