Northshore Food Bank

The Northshore Food Bank provides food assistance to more than 375 individuals and families each week who live at or below the 130% federal poverty guidelines and have found themselves in need in our community. After qualifying for assistance, an individual can receive a minimum of 35 lbs. of food once each month and families can receive a minimum of 70 lbs. of food each month. Depending on donations, recipients may also receive what we call a “lagniappe” box. A lagniappe box may be filled with breads, pastries, dairy products, fresh produce, or frozen foods.

The Food Bank is supported by local food drives held by individuals, schools, civic organizations and businesses, as well as monetary donations and Second Harvest donations. You can learn more about hosting a food drive here.

The Food Bank is managed and operated by a handful of employees and hundreds of loyal and dedicated volunteers who serve in various roles such as: sorting, packing and distributing food to recipients; providing pick-ups for food donations; providing office support; and assisting with special events and food drives throughout the year. For more information on volunteer opportunities, click here.

The Food Bank is open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm to serve the needs of the community and to accept donations.

NEW REGISTRATIONS AND RECERTIFICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED MON/TUES/THURS/ 9AM TO 11:30AM

New participants and current participants needing re certification must provide the following required documentation:

ALL DOCUMENTATION MUST BE WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF CURRENT DATE. CHECK STUBS MUST BE THE 3 MOST CURRENT ISSUED.

Picture ID
  • State Issued Current Driver’s License or Identification card
Proof of Monthly Income for Everyone in the Household
  • Pay stubs, child support, social security, unemployment entitlement documents, disability, TANF(welfare subsidy), SNAP Letter(Entitlement Letter for Food Stamps) are all examples of different forms used to substantiate monthly income.
NOTE: FOOD STAMP ALLOCATIONS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE MONTHLY INCOME CALCULATION.

Proof of Residence
  • Copy of a bill(dated within the last 60 days) mailed to your address and addressed to you. This must be mailed to your physical address and not a P.O. Box.
Proof of Individuals Living in House
  • Social Security cards for ALL members of Household, including the applicant.
PLEASE BE SURE TO BRING ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION WITH YOU ON THE DATE YOU COME TO APPLY. PLEASE BE SURE TO SIGN IN BY 11:30 A.M. MONDAY, TUESDAY, OR THURSDAY.

RECERTIFICATIONS

PLEASE RETURN WITH THE ABOVE DOCUMENTS BY END OF RE CERTIFICATION MONTH. NORTHSHORE FOOD BANK DOES NOT WANT TO DENY ANYONE FOOD. HOWEVER, YOU MUST RE CERTIFY OR WE WILL BE UNABLE TO SERVE YOU.

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