Food Assistance/Client Choice Program
During COVID, our food distribution process has changed. We are providing bountiful and nutritious food boxes Monday- Friday from 10 am to 3 pm in a drive-up, socially distanced way. Families, individuals, and seniors may come to Family Service once each week (every 7 days) as their circumstances and needs require, due to the pandemic. Our client choice room will resume when we enter Phase 3 of our county COVID-19 response.
Every year, more than 25,800 households receive help through this program. Pre-pandemic, each household received up to 8 visits every 6 months. Using a guided shopping list, based on family size, clients have the opportunity to shop for their own foods. Typical items include milk, yogurt, cheese, eggs, bread, juice, fresh produce, multiple protein selections – such as meat, fish, beans, and rice – along with non-perishables like pasta, soup, and canned goods. We will go back to this model, when we enter Phase 3 of COVID response.
We give whatever we have available at the time.
Visit our find help page for a checklist of items you’ll need to sign up for assistance and for hours of service.