Food-insecurity can strike anyone at anytime. Be it from a recent job layoff, an injury that prevents someone from getting work that pays the bills, or any myriad of catastrophes that can befall us throughout our lives. At AGFP, we don’t judge, nor even ask, the reasons people come to us for help. All we need to know is that you are in need.
Clients may visit once per week for a standard food box and other available items in the front office, and any Tuesday or Saturday for additional bread and produce. Our goal is to provide as much as we can to everyone that needs help.
“How much food will I get?”
Typically we give the equivalent to a shopping cart full of groceries… sometimes less, sometimes more. We try our best to acquire as much food as possible and give it out as fast as possible.
Please remember that we’re all volunteers and the food we receive relies upon the generosity of the community.
“Do you have paper products, toiletries, baby food and pet food?”
Yes, but these items are in short supply. We typically offer paper products (bathroom tissue and paper towels) once per month to ensure everyone gets something. Food and diapers for babies are sometimes available. Feel free to ask about any item you may need. If we can provide it, we will!
Pet food is available upon request. If your pet has a food preference, feel free to ask if that brand of food is available.
Please remember that our primary focus is food for you and your family. We try our best to provide not only a variety of food items, but also other needful supplies to help you through your time of need.
- You must provide proof of residency. A utility bill from the last 30 days showing applicant name and address or a letter on company letterhead from landlord indicating proof of residency in the last 30 days.
- You must provide proof of identity. Only a picture ID will suffice, a state driver’s license, state identification, military identification, foreign consulate-issued identification (ie. Matricula Consular)
- You must meet income guidelines. Guidelines based on 185% of the latest Federal Income Poverty Guidelines. Unsure if you qualify? Come see us anyway! We can help no matter your situation.
You will not be turned away if you visit without an I.D., but you should make a habit of bringing it just in case. We have guidelines to follow, and insisting upon clients providing a photo I.D. is one of them. Help us follow the rules and we can continue helping everyone!
How does my family get started receiving help?
The best thing to do is visit on a normal client day (Tuesdays 10am-1pm and Saturdays 8am-11am). The volunteers working the front desk will help you every step of the way… and you will leave with a week’s worth of food! The process is easy and dignified. Be sure to also review the New Client Welcome Letter.
If you still have questions, call (972) 292-7241 to leave a voicemail message. A pantry volunteer will return your call as soon as possible.