I know Catholic Charities has one in every city and you do not need to be Catholic to get help. Also Salvation Army does as well
Quoting KenzieQsMommy:I'd start with a phone call and find out how it works. I think every place is different. Good luck!!!!
Call ahead to find out the hours that someone is there. Go in. You may need to answer some questions about income, describe your situation, but it's usually pretty easy and not intimidating. They do take your name, I believe, so they can keep track of whether you keep returning to take advantage of them. Some people do. In our area, most visits to a food bank are limited to once or twice a month.
All I can tell you about was the one I used in MO. once a month. you had to have a card ( meaning you basically registered). they needed ss cards for everybody and proof of address in the county in order for you to use it.
I'm on the board of a food shelf. Every single one of them is a wee bit different. They may have a website that states their hours and policies if you don't want to call. Ours is really nice and a lot of the local high-end grocery stores donate a lot of amazing food. They will accommodate dietary requirements too, like vegetarian, gluten-free, lactose free, etc.
By us I think you have to show a statement of your income for the month.
Ours has a website and you can call for emergency food or apply to get in the program.
Everyone is different but basically find out there open hours, go down and you may or maynot have to fill out some paperwork. Ours has people do it because you can only go every 45 days.
Some churches have food banks as well.
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