Just Food provides access to healthy food, diapers, and other basic needs to anyone in Douglas County. Our shoppers are from all walks of life and find themselves in a million different circumstances that put them in a position to seek out assistance, temporary or on-going, to feed themselves and their families.
To see how to access our services, scroll down. You can fill out the shopper application in person. Once you've returned the form you can immediately access the pantry weekly. All shoppers are required to provide verification of residence and household size.
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HOW TO GET FOOD
All shoppers must complete a shopper info form. You can complete this form in person, at our pantry.
Visit either our main pantry during our regular pantry hours, Heartland Community Health Center's Care Cupboard or our mobile pantry, the Cruising Cupboard, at one of the scheduled stops. On your first visit, we can help guide you through the process of completing your info form and choosing food for yourself and your family to take home that day.
Just Food's pantry is designed to be a supplemental food assistance service. Just Food Shoppers can shop once per calendar week, and can visit anytime our pantry is open, Tuesday-Friday.
Beginning January 1, 2023, all shoppers will be asked to provide verification of household size.
Shoppers will only be given points to shop in the pantry for those household members for whom we have received the required verification. The verification process is expected to take approximately 5-10 minutes per shopper. This will be a one-time verification -- after you have completed it, you will simply check in and shop as normal on any subsequent visits to the pantry.
On their first visit to the Just Food pantry after January 1st, each shopper will be asked to provide the following:
A completed Shopper Enrollment and Verification Form
Verification for all household members. Acceptable forms of verification include (but are not limited to):
School Enrollment Verification
Pediatric / Medical Record
Foster Care Paperwork
Guidance Counselor Letter
Social Worker/Case Manager Letter
Native American Tribal ID
A completed and signed proxy authorization form allowing another person to shop for you (if applicable).
The Cruising Cupboard is Just Food’s mobile food pantry, providing access to food in rural areas and food desserts of Douglas County.
Clients who qualify for delivery at this time:
Persons with a disability, chronic illness, or health condition that keeps you from coming to Just Food
Persons who are homebound
Persons who have no pick-up proxy options
Just Food only delivers on Mondays. You must sign up before noon on Friday to receive your food box the following Monday.
We have food pantries stocked with food available to students and their families in need. To access a classroom pantry call the main office of the student's school.
A partnership with the Heartland Community Health Center, Just Food and Harvesters, the Care Cupboard serves to assist community members facing health concerns to access the healthy food they need to thrive and combat food-related illnesses.
1312 W 6th St. Lawrence, KS 66044 (Entrance to the pantry is on the North side of the building.