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Just Food director to speak Wednesday at ‘Coffee with the Experts’ event

Volunteers Gene Gibson, front left, and William Chapman, front right, bring boxes of food and personal care items to the back of a truck as cars file into line during a Feed The Children distribution on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, in the parking lot of Just Food, 1000 E. 11th St. Feed The Children delivered two semi tractor-trailers full of supplies that were designed to help 800 Douglas County families for one week. About 350 families picked up a donation Wednesday.

Volunteers Gene Gibson, front left, and William Chapman, front right, bring boxes of food and personal care items to the back of a truck as cars file into line during a Feed The Children distribution on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, in the parking lot of Just Food, 1000 E. 11th St. Feed The Children delivered two semi tractor-trailers full of supplies that were designed to help 800 Douglas County families for one week. About 350 families picked up a donation Wednesday. by Nick Krug

Jeremy Farmer, executive director of Just Food, will be the guest speaker during a Lawrence Parks and Recreation program for seniors called “Coffee With the Experts.”

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.

Jeremy Farmer is executive director at Just Food, 1200 E. 11th Street.

Jeremy Farmer is executive director at Just Food, 1200 E. 11th Street. by Kevin Anderson

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