We serve our communities with regular food distribution. We are also now receiving weekly deliveries of food from Wal-Mart through it’s Community Giving program Thanks for the support!
Each year we distribute special Christmas Food Baskets. Our food sources this year will only be able to provide half the usual amount of food for the many families who are coming our way to receive a Christmas Food Basket. This year we will be needing your help more than ever. How many families would you like to help have a warm, filling meal this season? $50 will help 10 families, $100 will help 20 families. If you’d like to make a $500 donation, it will help 100 families. We are so thankful for those of you that helped support some Thanksgiving baskets this year, and are praying for God to supply all the needs this year for a most blessed Christmas for those who might otherwise go without a Christmas meal. Please call the shelter at 591-1241 if you’d like to help.
Our food distribution program is growing! Starting July 1, we became the ONLY USDA food distributor in Northern Tulare County. This means that we will receive USDA food every month, instead of every-other month, and there will be more of it. We also anticipate the number of clients coming to our food distribution program to increase significantly, perhaps even doubling. This change necessitates some revisions in our procedures and we will be refining our operation as we proceed. USDA food, while nourishing and helpful, does not supply all of the needs of the individuals it serves. We still need your donations of food, perhaps even more than before, especially rice and beans!!! And we will need more volunteers! We are now servicing more families, and with that is an opportunity to show them, in food bags and in person, the love of Christ living in us.
In 2012 we fed over 600 families at our December events. Thanks to the volunteers and donors who make this possible. Hunger and homelessness happen throughout the year. On average, we provide food to between 600 and 800 families each month.
We distribute food on Mondays in Dinuba at our shelter from 10 AM to 3 PM; we also distribute in Orosi (3rd Tuesdays) and Cutler (4th Tuesdays) once a month, both from 9 – 11 AM. In 2012, about 180,000 pounds of food was distributed. To receive food, proof of residency is only required on the first visit, no proof of income is required (it is self-certified).