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. Regular drive-thru service hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Upcoming Holiday Closures: Please keep in mind that the pantry will be closed on the following federal holidays. Please plan accordingly should you need food assistance around these dates.
|Friday, Jan. 1||New Year’s Day|
|Monday, Jan. 18||MLK Jr. Day|
|Monday, Feb. 15||Presidents’ Day|
|Wednesday, Mar. 31||Cesar Chavez Day|
|Monday, May 31||Memorial Day|
|Monday, Jul. 5||Independence Day|
|Monday, Sep. 6||Labor Day|
|Monday, Oct. 11||Federal Holiday|
|Thursday, Nov. 11||Veteran’s Day|
|Thursday, Nov. 25 & Friday, Nov. 26||Thanksgiving Holiday|
|Thursday, Dec. 23 & Friday, Dec. 24||Christmas Holiday|
|Friday, Dec. 31||New Year’s Eve|
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
*Federal income guidelines are provided by the USDA. The guidelines were updated in January 2020 and will be valid until September 2021.
|Household Size||Monthly Household Income||Annual Household Income|
|Over 10||Add $877.33 each||Add $10,528 each|
FOOD ITEMS THAT WILL BE DISTRIBUTED:
Food items that will be distributed include a variety of nonperishable food items and fresh produce.
Diapers are also available for families upon request.