Auburn Food Bank Programs
Food Bank Services
We offer a combination of self-select shopping & a pre-bagged minimum standard bag. Clients are able to make choices that would best meet dietary & cultural needs as well as ensuring that they receive canned vegetables, fruit and protein. Clients are able to come to the food bank 2 times a month.
Our hot meal program provides 2 meals a week hosted at local churches. The Monday night supper focuses on homeless and low-income seniors and the Wednesday night supper focuses on low-income families. All the meals are healthy and nutritious and provide a place for people to enjoy a hot, cooked meal in a warm, safe environment while enjoying social interaction.
We provide financial assistance to people in jeopardy of losing their homes or having their utilities turned off. It is a first come - first serve basis and they have to have a 3 day notice to pay or vacate or a shut off notice. We are trying to help the people who need it most to keep them in their homes.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
We are seeing an increasing number of returning clients. We are registering 12 new families a day, on average. With the poor economy those who are using our services need to continue to do so. We are seeing clients that have not been here for several years but are needing to utilize our services again. We are also seeing clients that were donors in the past several years. Families are moving in together - working hard to keep a roof over their head and their bills paid.