Who Gets Help And How To Get It
Affiliates are served and food is distributed to the emergency food network
pantries based on need and the number of people served by each affiliate, and finally on how much the Food Bank has on hand to give.
People in need of emergency food from a pantry who live in the City of Racine
are encouraged to contact IMPACT 2-1-1 by dialing 211 on any phone. IMPACT
2-1-1 will determine which food pantry is most appropriate based on the client's location, access to transportation and the pantries operating on the day that they call. IMPACT 2-1-1 will make certain the client knows which documents should be taken to the food pantry as well as any other instructions the food pantry may have in order to be served. Clients will receive an emergency allotment of food, based on household size that will last a minim, of 3 days. Emergency food assistance can be accessed once each month. People who live outside of the City of Racine may go directly to a food pantry in their area and provide the same proof of need an eligibility to obtain food.
People who want to take part in a community meal can just go to one of the volunteer-run meal sites and be fed. There is no charge and no need to register. People at emergency shelters enjoy meals provided in part by food from the Food Bank while they are residents of the shelter.