Northshore Food Bank provides food assistance to more than 400 individuals and families each week who live at or below the 130% federal poverty guidelines and have found themselves in need within our community. After qualifying for assistance, an individual can receive a minimum of 35 lbs. of food once each month and families can receive a minimum of 70 lbs. of food each month. Depending on donations, recipients may also receive what we call a “lagniappe” box. A lagniappe box may be filled with breads, pastries, dairy products, fresh produce, or frozen foods.
The Food Bank is supported by local food drives held by individuals, schools, civic organizations and businesses, as well as monetary donations and Second Harvest donations. You can learn more about hosting a food drive here.
The Food Bank is managed and operated by a handful of employees and hundreds of loyal and dedicated volunteers who serve in various roles such as: sorting, packing and distributing food to recipients; providing pick-ups for food donations; providing office support; and assisting with special events and food drives throughout the year.