These resource pages are intended for current guests, former guests, or anyone in Lawrence / Douglas County at risk of homelessness.

If you fall into any of these categories, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us here at the shelter. Your email will be received by one of our staff, who will write you back promptly in order to provide support and advice.

On these pages you can find resources organized under the clickable headings in the resources menu.

Please note that we only post links to resources that explicitly and specifically target our local community here in Lawrence / Douglas County.

Please click here to suggest new resources (targeting our local community only, please), offer corrections, or report broken links.

Food

American Red Cross
2518 Ridge Court, #205
785-843-3550

Food, lodging, clothing for disaster. Utility assistance for customers of Westar (Project DESERVE).

Ballard Community Services
708 Elm Street
785-842-0729

Pantry for clothing, food, and basic household goods. Pantry is open Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Catholic Charities
1525 W. 6th Street
785-856-2694

Provides food vouchers that are accessible every 30 days. On-site classes are available to learn about creating nutritious meals with the ingredients distributed in the pantry. Food vouchers are also available to be used on personal care items at this facility.

ECKAN
2518 Ridge Court
785-841-3357

Provides food vouchers that are accessible every 30 days. Open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm. Bring proper identification and documentation upon arrival to the facility. 

Food Pantry at First Baptist Church
1330 Kasold Drive
785-843-0020

No-touch food service with bags pre-prepared that is accessible two times a month per person. Harvesters food mobility service operates within the facility parking lot on the fourth Saturday of each month from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. 

Food Pantry at Southside Church of Christ
1105 West 25th Street
785-843-0770

Free food pantry. Must call before arriving. Open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 9:30 am until 11:30 am.

Food Pantry at Trinity Episcopal Church
1027 Vermont Street
785-843-6166

Food pantry that provides one pre-prepared bag of food to any person requesting assistance, no requirements needed. Open Tuesdays from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm, and Saturdays from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. 

Jubilee Café
946 Vermont Street
785-841-7500

Provides breakfast in Brady Hall of First United Methodist Church on Tuesdays and Fridays, 7:00 am until 8:00 am. Volunteers take orders and serve participants.

Just Food
2920 Haskell Avenue (Temporary Address)

1000 E. 11th Street (Permanent Address)
785-856-7030

Main facility is currently under construction, so Just Foods is temporarily operating behind Peaslee Tech (south of the building). In person food pantry that is available every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Grocery delivery services available for people who are homebound through appointment only.

L.I.N.K.
221 W. 10th Street
785-331-3663

To-go meals distributed outside of the First Christian Church every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. 

Meals on Wheels
2121 Kasold, Suite B
785-830-8844

Specialized home meal delivery program for homebound persons that have special dietary needs. Operates Monday through Friday.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
1-888-369-4777

SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families. For food assistance benefits (food stamps), apply online or call.