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A food box is a free, three- to five-day supply of food for you and your family. You may be asked to provide proof of your address (unless you are homeless).
This type of food pantry is designed to feel like a grocery store, allowing you to choose food from the shelves based on what you and your family need the most. Each pantry sets its own limits on the amount of food you can select based on your household size and the amount of food the pantry has to share. To find metro-area shopping-style pantries, look for a note at the end of each entry.
A meal site is a warm, dry place where you are served a free, nutritious meal. No proof of address is required.
Other metro-area programs
Harvest Share: A free, farmers-market style fruit and vegetable distribution for people in need.
Community Basket: Provides members with extra groceries each month, plus a newsletter filled with budgeting tips and recipes. There's no need to sign up in advance. Program fees are $5 for four months or $15 per year.
To find Community Basket and Harvest Share sites near you, use the zip code search tool above. Under service type, uncheck all boxes except for "Other Programs." Then enter your zip code and click "GO."