To be eligible for food items, one must fall within the poverty levels set by the federal government. Click here for guidelines. An applicant must provide the following information to The Food Bank:
You must have a government issued picture ID and present it each time you pick up a box. If you have a representative pick up your box, that person's name should be listed on your application, or must have a handwritten, dated, and signed note from you with permission to pick up your box. The note should also include your name and ID number.
You must also show proof of income of everyone in the household (including food stamps, monies from relatives, odd jobs, etc.).
Proof of address (electric bill).
Verification of the members of your household (birthdates, social security numbers, shot records or birth certificates).
If the head of household is a Food Stamp recipient, you must bring your budget sheet.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation.
The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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Food Bank Client Applications
To download a Food Bank application, please click here.