Just Food relies on community support to do what we do. Our pantry is stocked by individual donors, food recovery from local grocery stores, and purchases made from donations by our community supporters. Our daily operations are supported by hard-working volunteers and our doors would not be able to stay open without them. We rely on all of this community support to provide for the 19,000 Douglas County residents who are facing hunger every day.
Because of our network of food banks, we are able to leverage every donated dollar to provide the equivalent of five meals for local families in need. Much of our inventory for our food pantry is purchased with funds provided by charitable giving. It is because of our amazing community that we are able to do the work that we do, feeding thousands of families in need each year with your help.
Just Food is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and every donation is tax deductible.
food recovery partner
Does your store, farm or restaurant have food waste? Sign up today to become a food recovery partner to ensure no food goes wasted in Douglas County. We will pick the food up from you in our refrigerated truck!
donate food and
Whether you are cleaning out your cupboard or you grew more in your garden than you can use, we accept food and kitchen tool donations year round. We accept these donations during business hours Monday through Friday in the loading area at the back of our main building. Your food donations are tax-deductible.
host a food drive
Food drives and fund drives raise awareness of hunger in the community, collect food for people in need and play an essential role in the fight against hunger. All of the food you donate stays and supports families in Douglas County!
We always have room for more volunteers! Whether you are newly retired, just looking to give back, or have service hours to fulfill, you can give your time to fighting hunger in Douglas County. By volunteering, you help our operations run smoothly for our clients so that they can take home the food that they need every day. We have opportunities for all types of people and skill levels.
We are proud to put on several well-attended and very fun events every year. With each of our events, we find many different ways to not only raise money to serve our mission, but also to incorporate our values and the values of our community. Each of our events is centered around building up our local food industry and giving them an opportunity to fight food insecurity with us.
buy just food merch
Our friends at Happy Shirt Printing Co. created an online shop for us to raise money to put towards our mission of ending hunger in Douglas County. Buy some of the awesome merch and help us spread the word about Just Food!
Each year Just Food rescues thousands of pounds of food from grocery stores and restaurants in our community, to redistribute to families in need. Through our food recovery program, we are able to keep this food in the food system and reduce the amount of food waste in our community.
food recovery partners
We could not do what we do without the gracious support of so many community sponsors. Special thanks to business and organizations who provide regular and on-going financial and in-kind support to fight hunger in Douglas County with us.