THE NORTH COUNTY FOOD BANK’S – NEW “DRIVE-THRU” FOOD DISTRIBUTION
The Client Choice Pantry at the North County Food Bank is currently only offering ‘drive-thru’ food distribution services for low-income families and those economically impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. In order to follow social distancing guidelines, the food distribution will be a ‘no touch’ model. Attendees will not leave their cars. Registration will occur verbally through the car window. Food will be placed directly in the trunk of the vehicle by volunteers.
NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY
No appointment is necessary. Drive-thru service hours are 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
ATTENDEES MUST STAY IN YOUR VEHICLES
For health and safety reasons, no one will be allowed to ‘walk up’ or receive food on foot. Individuals and families who are not able to arrive by car should call 2-1-1 or visit: https://sandiegofoodbank.org/gethelp/ for a food distribution site near their home.
ATTENDEES MUST “SELF-VERIFY” THAT THEY MEET INCOME GUIDELINES:
This will be a ‘self-certification’ food distribution, meaning that families will not need to show proof of income or provide ID to receive food assistance. Families simply need to verbally verify that they meet the income guidelines (below), and a volunteer will sign the form on behalf of each family. HOWEVER, if MORE THAN ONE HOUSEHOLD arrives in ONE vehicle they must show I.D. (outlined below).
IMPORTANT NOTICE: “CARPOOLING” HOUSEHOLDS MUST SHOW I.D.
If more than one household “carpools” in one vehicle to pick up food, each household in the car must provide I.D. in the form of a drivers’ license, state-issued ID, or piece of mail with the current address on it to receive food for each client household.
Emergency Food Assistance Program Income Guidelines
|Household Size||Monthly Household Income||Annual Household Income|
|Over 10||add $865.58 each||add $10,387 each|
FOOD ITEMS THAT WILL BE DISTRIBUTED:
Food items that will be distributed include a variety of nonperishable food items and fresh produce.