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GET FOOD

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

location:

1000 E. 11th Street, Lawrence, KS 66046

contact:

(785)856-7030

info@justfoodks.org

step 2: get food!

Currently we are offering a socially distanced in person, total choice shopping model.

pantry hours:

tuesday - friday 9am-3pm

location:

1000 E. 11th Street, Lawrence, KS 66046

contact:

(785)856-7030

info@justfoodks.org

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:

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?

If you fall outside of the guidelines to receive assistance through Just Food and you are still in need of food assistance contact us at clientservices@justfoodks.org

 

Where can I get food?

Can my food be delivered to me?

Clients who qualify for delivery at this time:

  1. persons with a disability, chronic illness, or health condition that keeps you from coming to Just Food 

  2. persons who are homebound

  3. persons who have no pick-up proxy options (see below for details)

delivery 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 info@justfoodks.org.

WHERE TO GET FOOD

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main pantry

hours:

Tuesday through Friday: 

9am - 1pm & 2pm - 6pm

Closed: Monday, Saturday, Sunday

& 1-2pm daily

location:

phone:

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main pantry

pantry hours:

tuesday - friday 9am-3pm

location:

phone:

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cruising cupboard

The Cruising Cupboard is Just Food’s mobile food pantry, providing access to food in rural areas and food desserts of Douglas County.

access:

partner pantries

campus cupboards

We have two satellite cupboards available for students, faculty, and staff at the Universities.

 

KU Campus Cupboard: Kansas Union Level 4 more info

Haskell Campus Cupboard: SSC Backroom  more info

care cupboard

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

(785)841-7297

classroom cupboards

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.

View a list of participating schools >

 
 
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OUR PROGRAMS

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just

cook

Just Cook is a free program that teaches people of all ages how to cook healthy meals for under $2/serving.

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kitchen

works

A free training program that give students the skills and certification to work in a professional kitchen.

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just

grow

Just Garden is a free program that provides families with education and resources to grow their own food.

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pots &

pantry

Pots and Pan-try provides quality kitchen supplies for Douglas County families in need.

 

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 clientservices@justfoodks.org

*For larger households add $8,178 additional

per person beyond 6 to the annual income.

total income

weekly
monthly
annual

1

$444

$1,925

$23,106

2

$601

$2,607

$31,284

3

$759

$3,288

$39,461

4

$916

$3,969

$47,638

5

$1,073

$4,651

$55,815

6

$1,230

$5,332

$63,992*

household size

partner shopping tools

contact

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