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OUR PROGRAMS SERVE ALL OF OUR COMMUNITIES IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS.
Emergency Food Box Delivery Program
Clients who are disabled, medically fragile, lack transportation, or over 60 are eligible for our Emergency Food Box Delivery Program.
To schedule a pickup or delivery, please contact the Second Harvest Food Bank Response Center at 937-325-8715 ext. 103. This is a dedicated phone line available from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday.
Due to high call volumes, we may not be able to immediately answer your call. If that should happen, please leave a message with your name, phone number, and address. We will make every effort to return your call by the end of the business day.
DRIVE-THRU PANTRY CALENDAR
With the current Covid-19 outbreak we are now implementing a drive-thru pantry program for Champaign, Clark, & Logan Counties. Check this page for the monthly schedules.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we no longer have an in-person pantry. However, we do offer our drive-thru distribution on Wednesday and Friday from 12-2pm. Here you can drive through our alley and safely receive an array of food, placed directly in your vehicle. We also offer pick-up Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 10am-2pm by visiting our alley for pick-up.
Our mobile pantry is designed to allow clients to come up to a pop-up shop style distribution where they can choose which foods they are receiving for their household. Being a mobile truck, we are able to go across all three counties, especially targeting more rural areas where the need is greater.
Senior Program (CSFP)
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) is a federally funded program for people who are 60+ years of age and whose household income is 130% or less of the federal poverty guidelines. Each month we provide a 40 lb box of nutritious food to over 1,300 seniors throughout Clark, Champaign, and Logan Counties.
Click here to see if you qualify for CSFP. Participants who meet income guidelines will receive a monthly food package that includes items such as canned meat, vegetables, fruits, fruit juices, potatoes, and hot and cold cereal. According to the USDA, these packages do not provide a complete diet, but provide a good source of nutrients that is typically lacking in the diets of senior citizens.
The BackPack Program attempts to reduce child hunger, educate students and families on proper nutrition and promote healthy lifestyles. It is designed to provide extra support on weekends for children who receive free or reduced-priced lunches at school. This program provides a backpack full of nutritious and easy-to-prepare foods for children to take home on the weekends when school meals are not available. For many of these children, this backpack is their only source of food when school is not in session.
In Clark, Champaign, and Logan Countries there are over 10,000 children who go to sleep hungry every night. Your support is needed to provide food for children in your own community. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Summer Food Service Program
No more early mornings. No more classes. No more homework. No more tests. However, for many students, the end of summer also signals the end to guaranteed meals on a regular basis.The Summer Food Service Program aims to provide children with free, healthy meals during the summer months when school is not in session and when many children often face missing meals and lack of proper nutrition.
This summer, Second Harvest Food Bank has teamed up with local schools and community organizations to provide children ages 1-18 with free, healthy meals. The meals will be pre-packaged and distributed at sites in Clark, Champaign and Logan Counties. Each child will receive 5 breakfast and 5 lunch meals per week. Adults are permitted to pick up for children. Limit one site per week.
Second Harvest Food Bank has teamed up with multiple schools in our tri-county service area to bring food directly into the schools. SHFB offers multiple services including school pantries, cooking courses and more.
WHY IS SNAP IMPORTANT?
SNAP provides families with their basic nutritional needs to get them through temporary hard times. It helps people get back on their feet and on the road to a better life — in 2015, SNAP lifted 4.6 million Americans above the poverty line, including 2 million children and 366,000 seniors. Moreover, SNAP helps to ensure that children are given a fair chance at healthy adulthood, that seniors age with dignity and that family can care for themselves. SNAP is absolutely critical to making sure no one in America goes hungry.
On top of that, SNAP supports America’s economy and creates jobs. Research from Moody’s Analytics suggests that for every dollar spent by SNAP, 1.7 dollars are added to the economy. A 2010 study by the USDA found that for every $1 billion of added SNAP funding, between 8,900 and 17,000 jobs were created. By contrast, another study found that for every $1 billion in cuts, 11,437 jobs would be destroyed.
HOW DOES SNAP WORK?
SNAP provides timely, targeted, and temporary benefits to people in need so that Americans have access to nutritious food. SNAP responds quickly to changes in our population, growing in response to increases in poverty and unemployment, and shrinking as the need is met and reduced. SNAP is administered by the states, which have considerable discretion to adapt the program to best meet the needs of their residents.
WHAT IS SNAP?
SNAP stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. SNAP is a federal program that helps millions of low-income Americans put food on the table. Across the United States there are 9.5 million families with children on SNAP. It is the largest program working to fight hunger in America.
AM I ELIGIBLE FOR SNAP BENEFITS?
In order to apply for SNAP, you must fall at or below certain income guidelines listed below. Household size is determined by the number of people you prepare, eat, and share meals with.
HOW CAN SHFB HELP?
Second Harvest Food Bank is working alongside Feeding America to bring SNAP application assistance to our community. Nearly 15% of people who qualify for SNAP are not accessing the benefits because they are unsure how. SHFB is here to assist with your application process either over the phone or in-person. In doing so, we can make sure your application is properly filled out and ready for review. Please remember, it can take up to 30 days to be approved or denied.
If you have more questions or are in need of assistance with filling out your SNAP benefits application, please contact Kassi Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or 937.325.8715 ext. 111