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food banks?

have any of u used a food bank? Do u have to be a resident to get food? Do they ask questions? Do u have to pay anything?how much food do u get?

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:52 PM on Oct. 14, 2008 in General Parenting

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  • Yes and they come in handy in hard times,sometimes depends on where you live,you have to be a resident of that town or city,they will ask how many is in the family,income,do you get foodstamps,etc,sometimes they will ask if there are specific things you might need like diaper,dish detergent, dont have to pay anything at least I didnt,and some of them depending on what food bank you go to you get enough to get ou through,two-three bags of stuff or a big box of stuff.they do come in helpful.good luck

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:13 PM on Oct. 14, 2008

  • Something that might help you as well is something called Angel Food Ministries. They have a website you can visit. Once a month, for 30 dollars you get enough food to feed a family dinner for a week. Not bad if you ask me. Plus it's mainly meats, so it's well worth it. They also have other packages to add to it (veggies, meats, ect). It's all done through an area church which differs for each town. Hope that helps!

    Answer by Emmy_Dollface at 5:47 PM on Oct. 14, 2008

  • yeah most of them i went to i had to be living in that county to get help and had to fill out an app to get help and most of the time you get plenty.

    Answer by bonnie-jo at 7:02 PM on Oct. 14, 2008

  • try the churches. some of them do not require an ID or proof of residency but they do have you sign a sheet or notebook that you were there.

    Answer by MamiSanford at 9:48 PM on Oct. 14, 2008

  • Churches most definately will assist with food be it a one time service, or on a regular basis, whether you are a member or not.

    Answer by NICNLV at 4:09 AM on Oct. 15, 2008

  • The food banks in our area as well as the Salvation Army want identification and some proof of need be it proof of income or a proof that you get food stamps etc. Here we seem to get an eclictic mix of canned foods and fresh. It is usually enough to at least tide you over until pay day and I think if memory serves you can only get it once a month. Good luck

    Answer by salexander at 12:44 PM on Oct. 15, 2008

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