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Food and Household Goods

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  • Brown Bag Food Programs (1)
    BD-1800.1000

    Brown Bag Food Programs

    BD-1800.1000

    Programs offered by senior centers or other community organizations, generally outside the food pantry network, that pack shopping bags (or other containers) with a supply of nutritional donated and surplus food for distribution to low-income individuals or families, students or older adults to supplement their meals at home.
  • Clothing (3)
    BM-6500.1500

    Clothing

    BM-6500.1500

    Programs that pay for or provide new or secondhand clothing. Included are clothing exchange programs.
  • Congregate Meals/Nutrition Sites (3)
    BD-5000.1500

    Congregate Meals/Nutrition Sites

    BD-5000.1500

    Programs that provide hot meals on a regular basis primarily for older adults who may be at risk for nutritional deficits and social isolation without assistance. Congregate meals are often combined with recreational, educational and social activities, and programs may include access to health services and/or information. Some programs are also open to caregivers, spouses and/or adults with disabilities.
  • Emergency Food (1)
    BD-1800

    Emergency Food

    BD-1800

    Programs that provide a limited amount of food for individuals or families during times of personal crisis, or for people who have no food or cannot afford to purchase food at retail costs.
  • Energy Conservation Issues (1)
    YZ-1960

    Energy Conservation Issues

    YZ-1960

    Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of adopting practices that reduce an individual’s overall impact on the environment.
  • Food Banks/Food Distribution Warehouses (14)
    BD-1875.2000

    Food Banks/Food Distribution Warehouses

    BD-1875.2000

    Programs that gather, sort, store and distribute to participating charitable agencies, surplus food products and edible but unmarketable food that has been acquired from growers, grocers and other sources. Also included are the supermarket chains, food manufacturers, wholesalers, restaurant suppliers, agencies that organize food drives, government departments (e.g., the USDA) and other organizations that donate food on a regular basis to food banks and/or directly to food pantries, meal programs, homeless shelters and other human service agencies with food programs.
  • Food Stamps/SNAP (1)
    NL-6000.2000

    Food Stamps/SNAP

    NL-6000.2000

    A federally-funded program administered locally by the county or the state that enables low-income and indigent households to obtain an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card similar to a bank debit card which can be used in most grocery stores to purchase food. Approved households are entitled to purchase a designated amount of food utilizing their cards based on net income and household size. Benefits are generally available in an EBT account within 30 days from the date an application was filed. Expedited food stamps are available within seven days for people who are in an emergency situation and whose income and spendable resources for that month are within specified limits.
  • Healthy Eating Programs (1)
    LH-2700.6000-300

    Healthy Eating Programs

    LH-2700.6000-300

    Programs that promote the benefits of healthy eating and encourage people of all ages to voluntarily adopt food choices and other food and nutrition-related behaviors that are conducive to health and well-being. People are encouraged to choose a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fat-free or low-fat milk products while limiting their consumption of saturated fats, sodium and sugars, controlling their intake of alcohol and balancing their overall food intake with physical activity. The objective of many of these programs is to prevent obesity in children and adolescents and the increased risk of associated health problems such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and Type 2 diabetes that often persist during adulthood.
  • Hoarding Issues (1)
    YZ-3070

    Hoarding Issues

    YZ-3070

    Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of compulsive hoarding (i.e., the excessive collection of possessions coupled with the inability to discard and/or properly organize them).
  • Home Delivered Meals (2)
    BD-5000.3500

    Home Delivered Meals

    BD-5000.3500

    Programs that prepare and regularly deliver meals to older adults, people with disabilities and others who have difficulties shopping and/or preparing food for themselves or traveling to a site where a meal is being served.
  • Mobile Food Pantry Programs (1)
    BD-1800.5000

    Mobile Food Pantry Programs

    BD-1800.5000

    Programs sponsored in many communities by local food banks that distribute directly to clients who are unable to obtain adequate amounts of healthful food, particularly to people who live in low-income communities without reasonable access to a traditional food pantry as well as to college campuses where hunger among students is a growing problem. With the ability to travel, mobile food pantries can address food insecurity where it exists while finding homes for fresh, perishable food items including produce, grains, meat and dairy products before their shelf life expires and they go to waste. Mobile pantry agencies (generally churches or local nonprofits) may borrow an available parking lot, (e.g., a school's lot after hours), and after scheduling a mobile pantry distribution with their sponsoring food bank, they can leaflet the neighborhood or take other steps to announce to potential clients when and where the distribution will take place. When the truck carrying the food arrives, the host group's volunteers set up tables and load them with food. Clients may fill out short questionnaires or go through brief interviews, then walk around the truck like they would at a farmer's market and select the food they want to take home. When all of the clients have left, the volunteers load any leftovers back in the truck, leaving the parking lot as clean as it was when they arrived.
  • Ongoing Emergency Food Assistance (1)
    BD-1800.2000-640

    Ongoing Emergency Food Assistance

    BD-1800.2000-640

    Programs that provide an ongoing supply of groceries, usually once a month, for people whose income is not sufficient to meet their needs. Included are programs that provide enough food for an entire balanced meal or series of meals and those that provide a supplemental supply of groceries. Some programs deliver food to people whose disabilities or illnesses make it difficult for them to leave home.