Food Bank Intake Criteria
SHARE SHELFAll Households eligible to access Baked Goods and Produce on share shelf
WEEKLY FULL HAMPERSHouseholds who have under $100 PER individual available for purchasing of food (after deduction of basic household expenses) are eligible for FULL WEEKLY hampers.
FULL HAMPERS include Dry Goods - Perishables - extra list – Baby Pack - KIDS snack pack, and are Designed to last two or three days.
Rationale:*For a single the total value of services provided by the Food Bank for a weekly full hamper is valued at nearly $200 – this level of assistance is only aimed at individual households with very limited funds to purchase groceries.
MONTHLY FULL HAMPER *PlusPlus weekly Perishables: Households with $101-$150 PER individual available for food budget are Eligible for (1) one FULL hamper per month, and a WEEKLY PRODUCE/BREAD hamper the other weeks.
Rationale:For a single this level of Food Bank assistance is valued at $110 per month; when added to personal available grocery budget an individuals has over the $200 allocated by Government as an adequate food budget.
MONTHLY FULL HAMPERHouseholds with $151-$200 per individual available for food budget are Eligible for (1) one Full hamper per month – (no weekly produce hampers)
Rationale:For a single this level of Food Bank assistance is valued at $50 per month; when added to personal available grocery budget an individuals has over the $200 allocated by Government as an adequate food budget.
EMERGENCY HAMPERHouseholds with over $200 per individual available for food budget are Eligible for a maximum of (2) Full hampers per year.
Rationale:For a single this level of Food Bank assistance is valued at $50 twice a year. No regular assistance is needed as an individual has over the $200 allocated by Government as an adequate food budget. However, there are times when money is short and Food Bank will allow access up to a maximum of twice a year.
Soup Kitchen is available for Breakfast and Lunch Monday to Friday to further help stretch the Food Budget.
Level of Food Bank Access is determined by a needs assessment, and is based upon the amount of money available in a household for food after paying for the basic expenses necessary for life.
For assessment purpose:Please bring with you the documentation for Basic Expenses. (As shown below if applicable)
o Includes rental expense or mortgage expense.
o Includes gas / hydro / electricity per month.
• Phone (max $30 per household)
o Allowance reflects the cost of a basic phone.
• Personal amount ($40 per person)
o Amount per person per month for hygiene, laundry etc.
• Child support
o payments paid into another household.
• Child Care
o Cost of child care for working parent or parents involved in self-improvement activity.
• Transportation ($40 per individual – Maximum 250 per household)
o Includes Bus fares or vehicle ownership.
• Out –of-pocket medical expenses
o Includes the cost of medication and medical supplies not covered by a drug plan,
o Needs must be documented and receipts shown.
o Overpayment amount deducted as shown on the cheque stub.
• Tax / Debt payment
o Includes property taxes, garnishments and loan payments (max $350 per household).
For assessment purpose:Please bring in two pieces of identification for all members in Household and documentation of all sources of income.
Old Age Pension
Old Age Subsidy
Child Tax Benefit
Child Tax Subsidy
* Dependent Children are added to a file upon receipt of two pieces of identification and proof of CTC (or other documentation showing child lives in the home).
* Multi Adult households: Income for each member of the household must be declared and individual portion of Household Expenses shown. Any adult living in a household with no proof of income will need to apply as a separate client.
Households need to be Assessed every
Three to six months
Current level of assistance
According to NEED
Food Bank AssistanceEmergency Hampers
Monthly or Weekly Hampers