WHO WE ARE

Just Food is the food bank of Douglas County, supplying 29+ partner agencies with fresh produce, dairy products, meat, bread and pantry staples. Tuesday through Friday, Just Food operates a food pantry out of our main building serving 150-300 families daily. We are a team dedicated to our guiding principles and listening to our clients and community to serve the larger needs of our neighbors facing hunger.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Provide access to nutritious food,
while respecting the dignity of every human being.

Address root causes of hunger and cultivate self-sufficiency.

Collaborate with community partners to affect positive and sustainable change.

Ensure a culture of stewardship grounded in transparency and sustainability, and informed by
the needs of our community.

Support people through the lens of equity and diversity.

OUR TEAM

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ELIZABETH KEEVER

executive director

fundraising, events, oversees execution of strategic planning

RYAN BOWERSOX

director of marketing & outreach

organizes food recovery and food drives, assists in event planning, community relations, social media

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AUNDREA WALKER

program director

organizes cooking classes and gardens, oversees cruising cupboard and all programming

BRETT SALSBURY

director of finance & development

assists in development of Just Food, grant writing, oversees accounts payable and receivable, data management

PAUL PEACH

director of operations

food ordering, facilities management, warehouse operations

STEVEN ELLIOTT

volunteer manager

volunteer recruitment, management, and orientations

JESSICA COONEY

client services manager

oversees federal food programs such as CSFP and SNAP, organizes school pantries, and oversees client database

TORY ROBERSON

food recovery manager

food recovery, vehicle maintenance, assists in warehouse operations

MICHAELA CANTRELL

community health specialist

cruising cupboard, recruitment of Just Food programming, healthy eating initiatives

WAYNE BRIGGS

food recovery assistant

assists in food recovery and warehouse operations

 
 

OUR HISTORY

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2009

In the fall of 2009 Just Food opened its doors and served clients in the basement of the United Way building in partnership with ECKAN.

 

OUR BOARD

The board of directors is the governing body of a nonprofit. Individuals who sit on the board are responsible for overseeing the organization’s activities. Board members meet monthly to discuss and vote on the affairs of the organization. Board members are the fiduciaries who steer the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as by making sure the nonprofit has adequate resources to advance its mission. Board members are encouraged to participate in sub committees that play to the strength and talents of each board member. Board terms are 3 year terms with an opportunity to renew after three years

Annually applications are accepted due by August 1st for board membership beginning in January of the following year. Board appointment positions are voted on in October. Members begin as non voting members in November and full members in January.

 

current board of directors

JAMES WALDEN

Vice President, Executive Committee

James is the Chief Investment Officer at  Clayton Wealth Partners.

SALLY HARE-SCHRINER

Secretary, Executive Committee

Sally is a retired Assistant Coordinator of Field Experiences at the University of Kansas, Department of Special Education Unified Early Childhood Program.

KEVIN WICKLIFFE

Board Member

Kevin is an Attorney at Attucks Asset Managment, LLC.

DEBBIE MCCORD

Board Member

Debbie is a retired Development Director at KU Endowment Association for the KU School of Social Welfare and the KU Libraries.

JOCELYN GUNTER

Board Member

 Jocelyn is the Director of Accounts and Reports at the State of Kansas. 

JOHN SEBELIUS

Board Member

John is the owner and artist of John Sebelius Art and Design and Adjunct Professor at Washburn University.

JEVAN BREMBY

President, Executive Committee

Jevan is a Research Project Coordinator at the University of Kansas Center for Public Partnerships and Research.

AMANDA N. DAVIS

Past President, Executive Committee

Amanda is the Communications Project Manager at ITCO Communications, Inc.

KAREY A. CHESTER

Treasurer, Executive Committee

Karey is the Chief Compliance Officer and the Chief Operations Officer at McDaniel Knutson Financial Partners.

ELINA ALTERMAN

Board Member

Elina is the Senior Manager of Social work at Lawrence Humane Society.

JACKI BECKER

Board Member

Jacki is the owner of Eleven Productions

SHANTEL GRACE

Board Member

Shantel is the owner of Grace Foods, operating Ramen Bowls and Moon Fluff.