Just Food, which is the food bank in Douglas County, is appealing for donations.
"July is one of our busiest times of the year and it has wiped our shelves clean of almost everything," the organization said in a news release.
A donation of $10 will ensure three families in Douglas County have food for a week, while a donation of $50 will help 12 families, the group said.
Donations of money are preferred to food donations because Just Food receives wholesale prices and doesn't have to pay sales tax when it purchases food.
To send a donation, the group's mailing address is:
Just Food of Douglas County
1000 E. 11th Street
Lawrence, Kan. 66046