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Applying For Assistance

Everyone needs a little help from time to time, but we know that asking for help can sometimes be a difficult thing to do. At Northshore Food Bank we try to make the process as easy and as confidential as possible. If you or someone you care about is in need of assistance, we’re here to help.

How to Register

Come to the Food Bank on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00am to 11:30am and bring the following documentation with you. If you do not have all the documentation listed below on your first visit, don't worry. You will not be turned away. We will simply ask that you bring it with you on your second visit.

Documentation Required for Eligibility

Picture ID – A drivers license or state ID

Proof of Monthly Income for everyone living in your household (not just family members). Proof of Income could be in the form of Pay Stubs, Child Support, Social Security, TANF, or Unemployment Entitlement Benefits. If you receive food stamps, please bring your award letter. It should contain all the information we need.

Proof of Residence – A recent bill mailed to your address within the last 60 days and addressed to you.

Proof of Others Living in Your House – Social Security cards for all members of the household will be required in order to enroll in auxiliary programs.


When you arrive, you will be asked to sign in at the front desk. When it is your turn, a Food Bank volunteer representative will assist you in completing a Food Bank application, make copies of all your documentation, let you know if you are eligible for assistance, explain to you how the Food Bank works, and answer any questions you may have.

If you have any questions contact Fran Omner, Registration Coordinator, at 985.893.3003 Ext. 107.


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