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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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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program LogoWhat is SNAP-Ed?

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) is sponsored by the USDA through a contract with the Department for Children and Families (DCF) and implemented by Kansas State Research and Extension (KSRE). Our goal is to provide nutrition education to individuals and families who receive food assistance or who are eligible to receive food assistance. For our most recent news, click News & Events


What do we do?

We provide evidence-based, interactive nutrition, and fitness education for families, seniors, and children.

We help those we serve:

  • Enjoy more fruits and vegetables
  • Choose and prepare nutritious meals and snacks
  • Develop budgeting, shopping and cooking skills
  • Use safe food handling, preparation and storage practices

The strength and reach of SNAP-Ed is due, in large part, to the collaborative efforts of Extension and local community agencies and organizations that share a common concern for the welfare of limited resource residents of Douglas County.

Partnering agencies include:

Schools and Libraries
WIC and Local Health Departments
Senior Centers and Congregate Meal Sites
Head Start and Childcare Centers
Hospitals and Clinics
Food Banks and Pantries
Commodity Food Distribution Centers

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/  |

Online SNAP Application | Harvesters Website | Kansas Appleseed

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

Upcoming Classes and Events


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Community Resources

EBT available now online

Douglas County food resources:  https://tinyurl.com/ycsbso5h | Recursos de comida del Condado Douglas https://tinyurl.com/ycmfty3e
Douglas County Food Resource ListRecursos de comida del Condado Douglas

Douglas County Food Resources Presentation

County-Wide Pantry Meeting Presentation

How to Get a SNAP Application

Harvesters KC Cooking YouTube Videos

Douglas County Free & Reduced School Meals Applications

Basic Foods Checklist

Double Up Food Bucks

CHAMPSS Program for Seniors

Douglas County SNAP Participation by Kansas Appleseed

Fuel Good Pantry Partners

"Food Good Pantry" is an initiative implemented by LiveWell Douglas County and K-State Research and Extension - Douglas County SNAP-Ed. The mission of this program is to "Contribute to increased access and consumption of healthy food, nutrition education, and health resources available to food assistance program clientele in Douglas County." Fuel Good representatives will support pantries in creating an unique action plan and implementing goals outlined in their action plan.

Fuel Good Pantry Overview

Fuel Good Pantry Services

Fuel Your Family

Fuel Your Family is a series of infographics and resources aimed at assisting limited income individuals and families. These infographics cover food-related topics, such as food safety, physical activity, cooking, & nutrition. SNAP-Ed Douglas County created the Fuel Your Family initiative in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to learn more!