There are many ways you can contribute! 

Donate food and body care items to our front porch pantry

Bake for our weekly community meals

Volunteer at one of our fundraising events

Help us take care of Sunrise Community Garden

Volunteer at Lawrence Fruit Tree Project work days


For information about current volunteer opportunities, you can email Grace at

Weekly Volunteer Opportunity!

Click on the link below to sign up to bring dessert for our weekly community meal.


Anything easy to serve in a to-go format is welcome (bars and cookies for example).


We do have gluten-free and vegan community members that enjoy dessert, too - so if either of those are your specialty, we'd really love to have you! 



Sunrise Project is currently responding to com​unity need by hosting Sunrise Community Pantry on our front porch at 1501 Learnard. Community members are leaving and taking supplies as we collectively experience life in the COVID-19 pandemic.​ All are welcome to take items. The community pantry is not regulated. 

Folks are leaving food, diapers, menstrual products, toilet paper and more. What is available is based on community donations. Open every day, 24/7. 

Sunrise is providing weekly free dinners each Wednesday evening. Meals are made possible by a United Way grant and through generous community donations! 

You can mail monetary donations to 1501 Learnard Ave., Suite E Lawrence, KS 66044 or e-mail Melissa at if you’d like to arrange a time to drop off a monetary donation. We thank you!!

Thank you to our Funding Partners!

United Way of Douglas County

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation

Topeka Community Foundation

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas

Lawrence St. Patrick's Day Parade

Cans for Community

Sprouts Foundation

United States Department of Agriculture

LiveWell Lawrence

True Value Foundation

Cottin's Hardware & Rental

Help us to provide space and opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to build an equitable community through education, good food and social connection!