Who is eligible to get food?

To qualify to receive food you must:
 1.   Have a household income at or below the 185% of the Federal Poverty Level (Click for Chart)
2.   Participation in one of the following government assistance programs:

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • National School Lunch Program (NSLP) (free or reduced-price meals)
  • Medicaid

3.   Have a temporary food emergency such as a natural disaster (eligible for up to 6 months)

Clients must provide name, address, number in household, and signature to be eligible. Certification by meeting the guidelines will remain in effect for one year.

Where can I get food?

The food bank does NOT distribute food from our warehouse or office. Our seven public food distributions are located offsite in areas that can better accommodate the number of clients we serve. You may visit any one of our distributions to get registered as a new client. Please arrive about 30-45 minutes early to register. This is self-report, and no ID is required. Please see our distribution schedule to find out when and where you can receive food. Each household can receive food a maximum of two times per week. 

What should I bring?

•Your Food Bank issued Barcode card (issued at the first distribution you attend).
•A bag or a box to carry your food in.

*Be prepared to give the ages of each person in the household, monthly household income, and reason for visit.
All information on the Client Profile will be updated in our system every six months.

Please see our distribution schedule for all guidelines.

For more information, please call (512) 392-8300.

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