More Than 1,000 Children Need Your Help To Have a Thanksgiving Meal

Thanksgiving isn't the only time that families in our community need help to get nutritious meals. At Just Food, food through our food pantry and partner agencies is provided all year to those that need it. At Thanksgiving, we want to give opportunities for families to enjoy a meal and have some sense of normalcy, despite a life of in which the other months out of the year is often empty and frustrating.

We currently have 900 families who have a need to receive a Thanksgiving meal. We have empowered our clients this year to make choices in what they want for their meal. For each client who receives food from us for Thanksgiving, they will be more likely to get a job, be motivated to contribute to their community and do better in school. There are intangible impacts that we cannot afford to miss out on making in each family’s life.

All donations we receive during the month of November will go towards our Thanksgiving boxes. We want to be able to provide a meal for each family that has indicated that they have a need. Your help is absolutely essential!

We recently had a young mother come in who is working three jobs just to provide for her children, ages 9, 5 and 1. Her jobs allow her to put a roof over her children’s heads and barely pay the bills. She doesn’t have enough money for a Thanksgiving meal. Because of your generosity, she’ll be able to make a meal for her family.

Please consider making your tax-deductible donation to Just Food today. You may donate:

1: Online at, or

2: Text justfood to 80888 to make a $10 donation, or

3: Mail in your donation to Just Food, 1000 E. 11th Street, Lawrence, KS 66046.

We couldn’t do what we do without you, and we can’t wait to share the stories of those that are helped because of your gift.

Tagged: children, meals, food, hunger, thanksgiving, community impact, holiday, just food


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