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Food & Nutrition 2018-10-01T11:10:00+00:00

Food & Nutrition

Everyone needs food! In addition to the great grocery stores, farmers markets, charitable food pantries/banks, and restaurants in Douglas County, seniors have special options for every need.

CHAMPSS (Choosing Healthy Appetizing Meal Plan Solutions for Seniors)

The CHAMPSS meal program represents the future of senior care by its being located in places used by people of all ages and the general public. CHAMPSS allows seniors age 60 and older to choose from different entrees and eat any meal spontaneously at their convenience seven days a week at six CHAMPSS locations throughout Lawrence. CHAMPSS is managed by the Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging (JAAA). There is a suggested donation of $3.50 per meal, and participants must attend an orientation to enroll in the program. Click here to find out when the next orientation will be. Participants say they enjoy the flexibility offered through this program as well as the opportunity to be around people of all ages.

CHAMPSS locations

Hy-Vee, 3504 Clinton Parkway, Lawrence
Hy-Vee, 4000 West Sixth St., Lawrence
Dillons, 4701 West 6th St., Lawrence
Dillons, 1015 W. 23rd St., Lawrence
Dillons, 1740 Massachusetts St., Lawrence

Other Meal Options for Seniors

  • Lawrence Meals on Wheels
  • Mom’s Meals

Grocery Stores

Dillons and Hy-Vee now offer options for delivered groceries or curbside pickup for pre-ordered groceries.

Food Banks and Pantries

For guidance on finding a food bank or pantry, call Stefanie at 785-727-7884 or contact us using our online form.