Just Food and its partners fight hunger in our community by increasing the availability of a variety of foods while reducing waste from discarded food. Just Food serves as the Douglas County food bank for more than 30 partner agencies, administers two federal commodities programs, operates a food pantry and a monthly mobile food pantry, offers cooking and nutrition classes for low-income residents, and is the county's largest emergency food provider. To more effectively and efficiently fight hunger in Douglas County, Just Food focuses on improving food access, availability and utilization.
Just Food's mission is to fight hunger in Douglas County by:
- increasing access to programs that provide food to children and families in need.
- strengthening community resources that connect children and families to healthy food.
- improving families' knowledge of available programs and how to get the most from limited resources.
- coordinating efforts of community pantries to share and provide food for hungry families.
Just Food began as the brain-child of a group of dedicated individuals who created a plan for central collection and distribution of food in the county. Just Food opened in September 2009 and has grown to serve more than 8,000 individuals monthly through its programs and its more than 30 partners.