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Douglas County

K-State Research and Extension Douglas County 
2110 Harper Street
Lawrence KS 66046

Hours: 8 am - 5 pm
Monday - Friday



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Our 2023-2025 Strategic Plan for making K-State Research & Extension Douglas County grow and thrive with and for the community is here! Click below to learn more!

2023 - 2025 Strategic Plan of K-State Research & Extension Douglas County

Master Food Volunteers

Similar to the Master Gardener Program, the Extension Master Food Volunteer Program provides a foundation of knowledge and skills to volunteers in the subject areas of food safety, food science, food preparation, and food preservation. In return, after completing the training, volunteers will provide 40 hours of community education and service to the public.

Extension Master Food Volunteer Registration Link



To learn more about the Extension Master Food Volunteer Program and Volunteer Activities.

Contact Agent Kaitlyn Peine, 785-843-7058 ext. 112.

Visit our Program Library and Useful Links for program related documents and websites.

Master Food Volunteer Program FAQs

Master Food Volunteer Hours Tally Sheet

SNAP Application Assistance:  Join The Douglas County Extension Master Food Volunteers (EMFV) at the Senior Resource Center (SRC) for SNAP application assistance (formerly known as Food Stamps).   All are welcome, regardless of age!   SNAP helps eligible low-income individuals and families buy nutritious food from local food retailers using a debit card that is loaded with approved  SNAP cash benefits each month. How to get help with your SNAP application? 1. Call the SRC at 785-842-0543 and make a SNAP application appointment during one of the following days and times:   Wednesday, February 23, 1 - 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, 1 - 3 p.m.  2. Meet with an EMFV at the SRC  (745 Vermont Street Lawrence, KS 66044)  during your appointment time to get help with your SNAP application. Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service  K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Where can I receive application assistance locally? Just Food Call 785-856-0044 or email clientservices@justfood.org for an appointment. Extension Master Food Volunteers at the Senior Resource Center  All are welcome, regardless of age! 4th Wednesday of the month, 1 - 3 p.m.  Call 785-842-0543 or email contact@yoursrc.org for an appointment. Ballard Center Call 785-842-0729 for an appointment or fill out the contact form on the website. https://www.ballardcenter.org/emergency-services/  |

Harvesters Website | Kansas Appleseed Website |Online SNAP Application 

Department of Children & Families - Douglas County  Receive a mailed application or pick up a paper application outside the  office (there is a drop box for completed applications). Online SNAP Application Harvesters  Check eligibility with SNAP hotline  877-653-9522 or email SNAP@harvesters.org and receive assistance over the phone. https://www.harvesters.org/get-food-assistance/snap-assistance | Kansas Appleseed  Check eligibility, start the application, or receive assistance.  https://www.kansasappleseed.org/snapsignup.html | This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Ballard Center Website


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