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Sound Off: Food donations

I have donated to the various food pantries in Lawrence but was recently told that we’re supposed to go to Just Food and not the individual pantries. Is that true?

Just Food, the Douglas County food bank, sorts and inspects donations for quality at its warehouse at 1000 East 11th and distributes the goods to area organizations throughout Douglas County, making the intake process easier for social service agencies. But rest assured, Just Food’s director of operations and development Elizabeth Mayfield Keever says donations received by Just Food make it to the local individual food pantries like the Ballard Center, Salvation Army, Penn House and Just Food Pantry. “Either way, your donation is going to a family in need in Douglas County and we cannot thank you enough,” Mayfield Keever said.

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