Food Pantry2024-06-05T11:49:35-06:00

We Are In Need Of Food Pantry Volunteers Every Morning, Tuesdays Through Fridays.

Food Pantry

The food pantry is open Tuesday through Friday, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, and Thursday, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, while food supplies last. Growing Home reserves the right to close the food pantry before the closing time when food supply is low. We will provide information for other food pantries to participants who arrive after we have met capacity or we have closed.

No Appointments Needed. Come to get food and resources.

Participants will now need to bring proof of address (e.g., utility bill, statement, etc.) and ID if available. Proof of address is required.

Growing Home offers a choice model where individuals can come in person and select food for their family based on their family size. Households can visit twice a month.

Items You May Find in Our Food Pantry:

  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
  • Pantry Essentials

We also provide as supplies last:

  • Bread and Pastries
  • Perishable and Pre-Prepared Food

Buzzers are handed out via a lottery system to avoid participants having to wait in line. You will be asked to draw a number from a container that will correspond to the number of the buzzer you will be issued. Your space in line will not determine when you’ll enter the food pantry, your buzzer number will.

  • The Food pantry staff goes outside 30 minutes before the service (9:30 am Tuesday through Friday, and 2:30 pm Thursday afternoons) to issue buzzers.
  • At the time the buzzers are issued, staff will ask you to show your ID and proof of address.
    • Once you are issued a buzzer, wait in your vehicle on the north side of the building or in the designated waiting zone in the northeast corner of the parking lot away from the through traffic. If you are not in this range the buzzer will not work.
  • We will serve a maximum of 40 participants per food pantry shift.
  • Due to stocking, deliveries, and preparing for food service, access to the building, including restrooms, will be limited.
  • Once service starts (10:00 am Tuesday through Friday, and 3:00 pm Thursday afternoons), Growing Home staff will page your buzzer once it is your turn. Then, you may enter the building and take a seat in the waiting area.
  • Participants are asked to bring their own shopping bags.

Participants who don’t qualify for TEFAP can still shop for food in the non-TEFAP section of our food pantry. A household may meet TEFAP income-based standards in either of the following two ways:

1. Participants who report they participate in one of these public assistance programs:

  • Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
  • SNAP (formerly Food Stamps)
  • Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
  • Old Age Pension (OAP)
  • Aid to Needy Disabled (AND)
  • Aid to the Blind (AB)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Medicaid Eligible Foster Children

2. If the household does not participate in any of the above public assistance programs, the household must have a self-reported combined gross income that does not exceed the maximum income limit for the applicable household size.

  • For 2024 Income Eligibility Guidelines for TEFAP, click here.
  • Participants will now need to bring their ID and proof of address, i.e., utility bill, statement, etc.
  • Only one member per household can register to shop for food. If it is necessary for another member of the household to shop, a proxy form must be signed by the registered participant.
  • We will serve a maximum of 40 participants in total for TEFAP and Non-TEFAP.
  • Participants can come to the food pantry twice per month.
  • Participants are asked to bring their own shopping bags.
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Needed Items

Donations are accepted at the Growing Home office between the following hours:

  • Monday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30 am to 9:30 am
  • Thursday from 8:30 am to 9:30 am and 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
  • Friday from 8:30 am to 9:30 am

Donations are not accepted during service hours from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (Tuesday through Friday) as we are assisting our participants. If these times do not work, contact us at gesther@growinghome.org to coordinate your donation.

See the lists below of our most needed items. Also, please note that expired, opened, used, or repackaged items cannot be accepted.

Dry Goods2023-01-22T22:17:37-07:00
  • Rice
  • Maseca and tortillas
  • Beans (black, pinto, black eyed peas, cannellini beans)
  • Pasta
  • Cereals (oats, dry cereals)
Fresh Foods2023-09-26T11:24:24-06:00
  • Vegetables
    • Tomatoes and tomatillos
    • Onions
    • Potatoes
    • Lettuce
    • Broccoli
    • Cauliflower
    • Carrots
    • Bell Peppers and Chiles
    • Zucchini and squash
    • Celery
    • Corn
  • Fruit
    • Apples
    • Avocados
    • Pears
    • Oranges
    • Bananas
    • Melons
    • Pineapples
Personal Hygiene2023-01-22T22:22:35-07:00
  • Soap (4 oz bar)
  • Shampoo/Conditioner (16 oz bottle)
  • Hand Soap (12 oz bottle)
  • Toothpaste (8 oz bottle)
  • Toothbrush (standard size)
  • Feminine Hygiene
  • Diapers (Sizes 4, 5)
  • Pullups (Sizes 4T, 5T, 6T)
  • Baby Wipes
  • Disposable Face Masks
Shelf-Stable Items2023-01-22T22:21:10-07:00
  • Grains:
    • Maseca
    • Cereals
    • Pasta
    • Rice
  • Proteins:
    • Canned meat (tuna, chicken, salmon)
    • Beans (black, pinto, black eyed peas, cannellini beans)
    • Peanut butter
  • Vegetables:
    • Corn
    • Green beans
    • Tomatoes (whole, diced, sauce)
  • Fruit:
    • Canned peaches
    • Canned oranges
    • Canned mixed fruits
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Broth
    • Crackers
    • Jelly
    • Granola and fruit bars
    • Gummies
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Really nice staff and volunteers. They helped my family with food so we could have something on the table until I got paid. Thank you!
Glendarika G.
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