The event will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, at the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass. It is free and open to the public.
Just Food is the food bank for Douglas County. In 2011, it distributed $676,503 worth of food, or about 880,000 meals, for free to 84,699 people, a 21 percent increase from a year earlier.
Farmer has spent 10 years working for churches, nonprofits and being an advocate for the marginalized. Before returning to his hometown of Lawrence, Farmer was director of community awareness at Project Hope Food Bank in Arkansas.
For more information about the program, call Parks and Recreation at 832-7920.