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. We are here to assist you in finding the resources you need.  Many are listed below.  If you have additional food or nutritional needs, please contact us at 785-842-0543 or contact us using our online form..

(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 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 Pkwy, Lawrence
Hy-Vee, 4000 W 6th St, Lawrence
Dillons, 4701 W 6th St, Lawrence
Dillons, 1015 W 23rd St, Lawrence
Dillons, 1740 Massachusetts St, Lawrence

Home Delivered Meal Options for Seniors

Grocery Stores

Numerous area grocery stores have options for curbside pick up for pre-ordered groceries or delivery to surrounding cities within Douglas County.

Checkers Foods

Food Banks and Pantries

For guidance on finding a food bank or pantry in your community, call Stefanie at
 or contact us using our online form.