Strategic Plan

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Just Food Assessment and 5-year Strategic Plan Thanks to supporting from the Kansas Health Foundation, Just Food worked with the University of Kansas Center for Community Health and Development to embark on a strategic planning process informed by… Read More

Sponsor a Holiday Meal


Give the Gift of a Holiday Meal  This holiday season, gifts will be unwrapped, sweets will be baked, and tables will be set in homes across the community. Gifts may be what we give one another but a… Read More

September is Hunger Action Month


Celebrating Hunger Awareness Month starts by taking action against hunger this September. No one should have to go hungry, and Hunger Action Month reminds us that there are those out there who need the help, and that there are more… Read More

Hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation.

Adorable kid chows down hard on a piece of watermelon

Hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation. Most children can’t wait for summer, but for those who struggle with hunger, summer is one of the hardest times of the year. Over 4,500 kids in our community rely on free… Read More

Just Food at First Step


Starting in February, Just Food began offering cooking classes at First Step at Lakeview. Classes are offered at First Step on two occasions over the three week rehabilitation cycle. The program allows the women at First Step to… Read More

Community Partners

Community Partners

We could not do what we do without the gracious support of so many community partners. Special thanks to the following organizations who provide financial and in-kind support to fight hunger in Douglas County. Churches Corpus Christi Catholic Church… Read More



DONATE Just Food can leverage a dollar for five times the amount of food as can be purchased from retail grocery stores in Lawrence. Your dollar donations can help us feed infinitely more people, but we never turn… Read More



VOLUNTEER Without volunteers, Just Food would not be able to provide food for thousands of hungry people every month. Get together with a social, church or work group and spend a day with us. Each volunteer must go… Read More

Need food?

Need food?

NEED FOOD? Just Food has three onsite programs that provide food to residents of Douglas County who are in need of nutritious food to put in their diet! Click on the links below to find out more about… Read More