"Ladybird, Collected" Tells How A Tiny Lawrence Diner Changed During The Pandemic Published October 5, 2020 at 5:15 PM CDT Listen • 22:11 Ways To Subscribe Apple Spotify Nomin Ujiyediin / Kansas News ServiceMeg Heriford outside her Ladybird Diner. From the middle of March to the end of July, the diner in Lawrence served over 13,000 free lunches and gave out hundreds of grocery boxes to community members in need. Feeding those in need has always been in the eatery's business plan but the pandemic caused owner Meg Heriford to convert it to a full-time community kitchen. Heriford details the story in a new book of her essays called "Ladybird, Collected." Her plan is to put 100% of the proceeds from the book back into feeding community members.Meg Heriford, owner at Ladybird Diner and author, "Ladybird, Collected"