Just Food provides access to healthy food to anyone in Douglas County who qualifies for basic assistance. Our clients are from all walks of life and find themselves in a million different circumstances that put them in a position to seek out assistance to feed themselves and their families.
On this page you can see if you qualify for assistance, complete the required client information form, and find all of the information you need to access food assistance with Just Food.
HOW TO GET FOOD
step 1: fill out client info form.
This form is used to verify that you qualify for assistance. If you aren't sure if you qualify you can check that info here.
This form also helps inform us on the amount of food you are able to receive and gives us important information that allows us to secure future funding based on your needs. All of your personal information will be private and secure and will never be shared outside of our organization.
If you need help completing the form please visit us at Just Food during Pantry Hours and we will assist you.
step 2: get food!
Come to our main pantry at the Just Food facility during our regular pantry hours. Please bring proof of Douglas County residency for yourself and the members of your household. Once you are here, we will help guide you through the process of choosing food for yourself and your family to take home that day.
main pantry hours:
TUESDAY through FRIDAY: 9 am – 1 pm & 2 pm – 6 pm
CLOSED: mondays, saturdays, sundays, and 1-2 pm daily
frequently asked questions
How much food will I get?
Each household is allocated a set number of points per person every week to use towards the foods that work best for you and your family.
Points per household:
Household of 1 = 12 points
Household of 2 = 18 points
Household of 3 = 24 points
Household of 4 = 30 points
Household of 5 = 36 points
Points do not roll over to the next week if they are not used.
The maximum number of available points for a single household is 36.
Bringing your own bags for your groceries earns you an extra point!
What kind of food will I get?
We want to make the healthy choice the easy choice. Visit us to once per week to shop for fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain foods, dairy items, deli items, and other pantry staples.
Inventory changes daily, reflecting what has been recovered from local grocery stores and/or donated from individuals, local businesses, and food drives.
We get donations from local farms, bakeries, and a huge variety of places. We always want to ensure that at Just Food you can find healthy and delicious options for everyone in your home.
With Just Basics, feminine hygiene items, and diapers are available once a month. Please ask the check-in representative for available products.
What can I use as proof of Douglas County Residency?
Examples of proof of residency documents:
A recent utility bill with your name and current address
An official ID with your current address
A current lease agreement
A student ID
Do you offer any other types of food assistance?
We offer access to:
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) which works to improve the health of low-income elderly persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods.
and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). A federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans by providing them with emergency food assistance at no cost.
To see if you qualify to receive assistance through either of these programs visit us during Pantry Hours and we will help you apply.
What will you do with my information from my Client Info form?
We use the details you provide to:
Determine that you qualify for food assistance based on income and residence.
Determine the food we can provide to you based on your household size.
Collect important data that allows us to obtain and retain funding to keep serving you in bigger and better ways.
We will never allow anyone outside of our organization to have access to your personal private information.
What should I do if I do not qualify for assistance?
Where can I get food?
Our main pantry is located at our building at 1000 E. 11th Street, Lawrence, KS 66046. We recognize that not everyone who needs food is able to get to this single location, so we have partnered with other organizations throughout the community to build satellite pantries where we've seen a great need for access to food, and started a mobile food pantry known as 'The Cruising Cupboard'.
Can my food be delivered to me?
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 (see below for details)
You must sign up each week that you would like a delivery.
Just Food only delivers on Mondays. You must sign up before noon on Friday to receive your food box the following Monday.
If you are unable to shop in person, you can assign someone permission to shop for you as your pick-up proxy by calling Just Food at (785) 856-7030 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHERE TO GET FOOD
The Cruising Cupboard is Just Food’s mobile food pantry, providing access to food in rural areas and food desserts of Douglas County.
qualifying for assistance
Just Food clients must fall within 185% of the federal poverty level. Use the table to see if you qualify. If your income is at or below the dollar amount for your household size, and you are a resident of Douglas County, you are eligible for assistance at Just Food.
If you fall outside of these guidelines and you are still in need of food assistance, contact us at email@example.com
*For larger households add $8,178 additional
per person beyond 6 to the annual income.