Emergency food hampers, clothing, furniture & household items provided at no cost for qualifying clients. Items mentioned except food are available at low cost to general public to fund food bank (food/operations/programs) & benevolent activities. Emergency support avail. from benev. fund as applied for & approved by general manager for rent, utilities, etc.. Budgeting guidance provided. All payments made directly to creditor, Benev. funds accessed for disaster relief (emerg, housing/basic needs (ie. fire victims)). Pick up and delivery of food & other items available. Provide nutrition info, advocacy for clients, rental housing list, holiday hampers (incl gifts for children), back to school supplies program and info or referral to other community supports. Requested items and excess donations are shared with surrounding food banks, thrift stores & community organizations (women's shelters, men's mission, children's aid, Ronald McDonald House, schools, etc.). Provide volunteer opportunities for community service hours, work experience, social interactions, etc. (students, corrections, group homes, etc.). Provide pastoral/crisis/guidance/intervention.
Cooking/nutritional classes throughout various locations in service area beginning on a quarterly basis.