The Emergency Food Box program is a direct service operated out of our warehouse. In recent years, we have witnessed an increase in requests for emergency food assistance. The reason why an individual or family seeks our help varies from person to person. Regardless of why they come to us, we strive to serve them.
Emergency Food Boxes distributed, which was a 22% increase over the last two years
of households visited us for food boxes only one or two times
Weld Food Bank provides a box of basic food staples to qualified families or individuals in crisis. Recipients are determined by agency referral or intake evaluations by staff, and are eligible to come for a food box four times in a six month period. A licensed nutritionist designed the boxes to serve a family of four for 3 days. This shelf stable box is supplemented by donated perishable items.
Individuals who receive an Emergency Food Box will also receive perishable items from our Extra Room. On a typical day the room will contain fruits, vegetables, dairy, bakery goods and protein. Because the items are donated, the food that is available in the extra room varies from day to day.