Typically, households come to us through referrals from other agencies that have identified that a food security issue exists. This is not always the case however, sometimes households reach out to us directly. We begin the process of bringing you onto our program by doing an intake where we get to meet you and gather some basic information. We understand that it is not easy to have to reach out for assistance with food and that it takes courage. Most people end up accessing a food bank for reasons beyond their control. The intake process is also a time that we see if there are other services that you would benefit from. The goal is to help your situation improve.
If you would like to meet with someone for an intake so you can access the pantry you can do so by calling 1-844-4DC-Food (1-844-432-3663). Coming in for an intake can feel overwhelming. We assure you that you will be treated with a high level of respect when you arrive. We look forward to meeting you.
Our pantry works on a point system. Households are given a monthly amount of points according to family size. These points allow you to choose the food that makes the most sense for you and your family. We want to ensure that you have ongoing access to good healthy food.
Each year Network’s food programs (Pantry and Good Food Box) give out $150,000+ in food support ensuring that everyone has access to healthy food.
In 2019 Networks Pantry was accessed 5736 times giving out $121,098 in food support. (Average value of each visit was $21)