Just Food provides access to healthy food to anyone in Douglas County. 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 how to access our services. Complete the required client information form. Once that is complete you immediately qualify as a Just Food client and can access our services weekly.
HOW TO GET FOOD
step 1: fill out client info form.
This form 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 at 1000 E. 11th St., Lawrence, KS 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. To reduce barriers to our services, no income, residency, or household member verification is required. Once you are here, we can help guide you through the process of 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. Clients of Just Food can shop once per calendar week, and can visit anytime our pantry is open, Tuesday-Friday.
main pantry hours:
TUESDAY & THURSDAYS: 9 am – 6 pm
WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY: 9 am – 3 pm
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.
As a part of our Just Basics program and partnership with The National Diaper Bank, diapers are available once per month. Please ask the check-in representative for available products.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Heartland Community Health Clinic:
346 Maine St #150, Lawrence, KS 66044
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.
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