In these challenging times, it’s no secret that our community faces an uphill battle. Just Food’s mission is clear: to end hunger in our community by increasing access to healthy foods, reducing barriers to health and well-being and cultivating self-sufficiency.
Due to recent cuts to SNAP benefits and restrictions on safety net services, we predict that the need for food assistance will be greater than ever before. Almost 18,000 individuals in Douglas County are considered to be living in poverty, Just Food plays an increasingly important role in their lives. Since the start of 2022, both food and monetary contributions have been on a steady decline. In the first six months of 2023 alone, Just Food bore witness to a staggering 300,000-pound decrease in food donations, simultaneously, the number of shoppers seeking assistance has surged by 2,000. To maintain stocked shelves, providing basic necessities such as protein, milk, eggs and fresh produce, we’ve had to allocate an astonishing $40,000 of our monthly budget to food purchasing.
You have the power to make a profound difference, we hope you’ll consider joining us in our mission to end hunger in Douglas County. There are many ways you can get involved including the following...
Donating non-perishable items or hosting a food drive. Every canned good, box of pasta or jar of peanut butter helps! Drop items at our warehouse, 1000 E 11th St, Lawrence, KS or sign up to host a food drive at here.
Volunteering your time and energy are invaluable assets. Whether you’re sorting donated food, assisting shoppers or helping with home deliveries, your hands-on involvement can change lives. Sign up to volunteer or learn more by reaching out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us at an event! We are hosting our annual Game Gala on November 10th at Abe and Jakes. Purchase tickets here.
Lastly, a monetary donation, big or small, will help keep our shelves stocked with fresh and healthy foods. Give to Just Food
Together we can bridge the gap, nourish hope, and create a stronger, more resilient community!