Striving to eliminate hunger in our community — Neighbors helping neighbors since 1972
Food Distribution Hours
& Friday 11:00-3:00
2nd & 4th Wednesdays
5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Other places & times
CSFP (The Commodities Supplemental Food Program) | Holiday Meal Baskets
FORKids (For Kids Program) | Summer School Lunch Program | Winter CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
Basic Food Program Education and Outreach | Cooking Demos | Birthday Bags
School Gardens | Mobile Food Bank System
Our basic service is a
week's worth of food for each family; the Food Bank provides fresh
produce, frozen meat, bread, pastries, dairy products and some frozen
foods. In addition to this, non-perishable foods are offered by choice,
organized by food groups and scaled up by family size. Additional
selections are offered to those with special needs including dietary
- Diabetic Bags: Fruit packed in own juices or water, low salt soups and vegetables, and foods without sugar.
- Vegetarian Bags: Vegetable based soups, meat substitutes, and vegetable based proteins.
- No Cook Bags: Foods that do not require cooking (snack/breakfast bars and easy-open cans).
Baby FoodA three day supply of baby food sorted by stages 1-3 is available. This includes rice cereal and formula (milk or soy based).
NutritionalsBased on availability, Ensure and other liquid nutritionals are available on request as a meal supplement or replacement.
TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program)These
federal commodities are distributed on a first come first served basis,
starting the first of each month, to those who meet income guidelines.
Although the amount and quantity is limited, it is offered in addition
to the basic food bag. Service level is based on the household and
scaled up for larger families.
CSFP (The Commodities Supplemental Food Program)This case-managed federal program
targets seniors, women, infants, and children. Eligibility requirements
must be met before receiving services and are verified every six
months. The amount of food is consistent from month to month and
offered in addition to TEFAP and our basic food service. In
addition to our regular food bags, meal baskets are prepared and
distributed for Thanksgiving, Easter (Easter baskets for the kids,
too), and the Fourth of July.
is our school backpack meal program which targets hungry children. Two
days worth of kid-friendly foods are provided on Fridays at area
elementary schools. This program creates a community support bridge for
the Free and Reduced School Lunch (Breakfast) Program. Click here for more information.
sack lunches are distributed to children during the summer when school
lunches are not available. Services are targeted to low income
children, and offered through summer programs and a mobile meal program
traveling to various neighborhoods on a fixed schedule.
Food Bank Winter CSA Project provides monthly boxes to qualified
participants. The Food Bank purchases Winter CSAs from Boistfort Valley
Farm, a local organic farm, and distributes the shares to low-income
households during the months of February and March. The project seeks
to increase the amount of produce available during the winter months
and to promote the idea of supporting local farms.
this USDA Program, we assist clients in completing the Basic Food
Program (food stamps) application and provide help negotiating the
system. The goal is to improve access to food stamp benefits.
The Food Bank currently
has two to three monthly cooking demos on site. With the help of
volunteers and the Produce Manager, delicious food samples are prepared
for clients. The focus is the importance of the preparation and
consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables with a goal of a 15%
increase in these nutritious foods within a year's time. In addition to
food samples, we offer recipes, basic cooking tips and ideas, and
recipe kits. This program is partially funded through the SNAP-Ed
For parents with
children (up to age 12), bags with small gifts, books, and party favors
are available to support a family celebration. The bags are designed to
be age and gender appropriate.
The Food Bank
supports school gardens in our service area as a way to provide fresh,
nutritious produce to low-income students. Some school gardens donate a
portion of their produce to the Food Bank in exchange for summer garden
tending and watering. The Food Bank provides more intensive support to
schools that have large numbers of students in the FORKids weekend food
program. Click here for more information.
service is provided to seniors living in targeted low-income housing
where circumstances create access barriers to those in need of food
bank services. For a list of locations and contact information, click here.