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Douglas County Kansas food pantries.

Food banks and pantries in Douglas County provide both groceries and household supplies when possible. They provide the goods to residents that are in need and that can prove it. Note that some of the programs run by the pantries are less strict than others. The bottom line is that the goal is to help feed the less fortunate in the community that are in a true hardship.

The number of times someone can apply for emergency assistance is limited. The food banks will also often require clients to have proof of income as well as proper identification for each household member. Only after this has been done, and other qualifications have been met, may free food be passed out. Or the person may be referred to other resources, such as Meals on Wheels or federal government USDA programs.

Baldwin First United Methodist Church
Location is 704 8th St.
Baldwin City, Kansas 66006
Program Phone - (785) 594-6612

United Methodist Open Door, Inc.
1611 N. Mosley
Wichita, Kansas 67214
Dial (316) 267-4201
Up to 3 days of food is offered in an emergency. There may be frozen items, meat, dairy, and more.

Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church
Address: 802 West 22nd St
Lawrence, KS 66046
(785) 843-0442

ECKAN - Douglas County Office
Food bank located at 2518 Ridge Court Ste 104., but the main office is at 2518 Ridge Ct
Lawrence, Kansas 66046
Dial (785) 841-3357
Everything from Christmas toys and meals are served to a free food pantry. The non-profit also have emergency financial aid for heating bills or rent, school supplies, outreach services, and much more. Volunteers keep the food bank running.




Salvation Army – Lawrence and Douglas County
Address - 946 New Hampshire
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
Phone (785) 843-4188  ext. 114
Donations are available that can provide assistance to the needy for groceries. The charity may also have free baby formula, placement for shelter, diapers, grants for certain bills and hygiene products. A soup kitchen is also on site, including for holiday meals.

First Baptist Church
1330 Kasold Dr
Lawrence, Kansas  66049
Call (785) 843-0020 for hours.

Ballard Community Services
Location is 708 Elm / 1035 Pennsylvania
Lawrence, KS 66044
(785) 842-0729
A Mobil food pantry is on site. This can help the homebound and senior citizens. Or apply for USDA commodities such as SNAP food stamps.

Trinity Interfaith Pantry
Address is 1027 Vermont St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
(785) 843-6166

Heartland Community Health Center
One Riverfront Plaza, Ste 100
Lawrence, KS  66044
(785) 841-7297
Programs include Food Pantry, Diabetic Care Prevention, Rent and Utility Bill Assistance, and other social service in Douglas County.





Heritage Baptist Church
Main address - 1781 E 800 Rd
Lawrence, KS 66049
Telephone - (785) 887-2200

Lutheran Campus Ministries - KU Center for Community Outreach
1421 West 19th
Lawrence, KS 66044
Primary Phone - (785) 864-4073
Food and groceries range from fresh produce to canned goods. They also can offer intake for surplus USDA commodities as well as backpack programs for children.

First Presbyterian Church
Address is 2415 Clinton Parkway
Lawrence, Kansas 66047
Call (785) 843-4171
A medical equipment loan closet, thrift store, and food bank are at this charity.

Lecompton United Methodist Church
Main site - 402 Elmore
Lecompton, KS 66050
Main telephone - (785) 393-3382

Ballard Community Services
1035 Pennsylvania St
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
(785) 842-0440
Qualified low income families and those in poverty can apply for clothing, furniture, food/commodities, bedding, and other household items. The organization may also have free school supplies, referrals to Warm Hearts/FEMA assistance with heat, and Christmas gift adoption arrangements for children.

Many other non-profits and public aid programs are available. They may offer food, referrals, and more. Call 316.265.3663 for additional details.



By Jon McNamara

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