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  • Community Meals (7)
    BD-5000.1470

    Community Meals

    BD-5000.1470

    Programs that organize periodic suppers, lunches or other get-togethers that give community residents an opportunity to meet one another in a friendly and informal atmosphere while sharing a meal. Community meals are generally sponsored by churches, libraries and other local community organizations and coordinated by volunteers.
  • Farmers Markets (20)
    BD-2400.2250

    Farmers Markets

    BD-2400.2250

    Programs that enable farmers to gather in empty parking areas or similar spaces and sell freshly picked produce directly to consumers at lower than retail but higher than wholesale prices.
  • Food Banks/Food Distribution Warehouses (3)
    BD-1875.2000

    Food Banks/Food Distribution Warehouses

    BD-1875.2000

    Programs that gather, sort, store and distribute to participating charitable agencies, surplus food products and edible but unmarketable food that has been acquired from growers, grocers and other sources. Also included are the supermarket chains, food manufacturers, wholesalers, restaurant suppliers, agencies that organize food drives, government departments (e.g., the USDA) and other organizations that donate food on a regular basis to food banks and/or directly to food pantries, meal programs, homeless shelters and other human service agencies with food programs.
  • Food Gleaning Programs (2)
    BD-1875.2200

    Food Gleaning Programs

    BD-1875.2200

    Programs that obtain unharvested fruits and vegetables for use by food banks, brown bag programs and other charitable food distribution programs from farmers who have crops left over following professional harvesting (or whose fields are not profitable to reap), local gardeners, and others who have fresh crops they are unable to use. Depending on local arrangements, eligible individuals and families may be invited along with volunteers to participate in organized picking trips and obtain food for their own table at no cost.
  • Food Pantries (61)
    BD-1800.2000

    Food Pantries

    BD-1800.2000

    Programs that acquire food products through donations, canned food drives, food bank programs or direct purchase and distribute the food to people who are in emergency situations. Some pantries deliver food to people whose disabilities or illnesses make it difficult for them to leave home.
  • Food Preparation Facilities (1)
    BM-6500.6500-250

    Food Preparation Facilities

    BM-6500.6500-250

    Programs that provide kitchen facilities which homeless people and others in need can use to prepare and serve food. Also included are collective/community kitchen programs that provide facilities where groups of people can plan a menu, purchase ingredients, prepare one or more meals and package the food to be taken home, frozen and used over a period of time; and membership organizations that provide prepared hot meals that participating soup kitchens and meal programs can serve to their clients.
  • Food Stamps/SNAP (2)
    NL-6000.2000

    Food Stamps/SNAP

    NL-6000.2000

    A federally-funded program administered locally by the county or the state that enables low-income and indigent households to obtain an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card similar to a bank debit card which can be used in most grocery stores to purchase food. Approved households are entitled to purchase a designated amount of food utilizing their cards based on net income and household size. Benefits are generally available in an EBT account within 30 days from the date an application was filed. Expedited food stamps are available within seven days for people who are in an emergency situation and whose income and spendable resources for that month are within specified limits.
  • Food Vouchers (1)
    BD-1800.2250

    Food Vouchers

    BD-1800.2250

    Programs that supply food coupons which can be exchanged in designated grocery stores, supermarkets and/or farmers markets for food products. The vouchers are generally provided to low income individuals and families on an occasional or ongoing basis, but may also be available to other specified populations; and may be issued in paper or electronic formats.
  • Home Delivered Meals (4)
    BD-5000.3500

    Home Delivered Meals

    BD-5000.3500

    Programs that prepare and deliver regular meals to older adults and people with disabilities who are unable to shop and/or prepare the food for themselves or travel to a site where a meal is being served.
  • Nutrition Education (6)
    LH-2700.6000

    Nutrition Education

    LH-2700.6000

    Programs that provide information concerning the basic principles of healthful eating, food handling, food preparation and shopping skills. Included is information about the basic food groups, vitamin and mineral requirements, the relationship of nutrition to the preservation of good health and the prevention of illness, and dietary choices such as vegetarianism.
  • School Meal Services (3)
    HL-8120.7600

    School Meal Services

    HL-8120.7600

    Programs, usually within the formal education system, that operate school cafeterias or dining halls which provide lunches and other meals for students. Included are student dining services at elementary and secondary schools and those offered by colleges and universities.
  • Wholesale Grocery Distributors (1)
    BD-2400.9400

    Wholesale Grocery Distributors

    BD-2400.9400

    Distributors that allow consumers to order groceries directly at lower than retail prices. Some distributors have sites where people can walk in to shop. Others maintain a website where groceries can be ordered online or provide a dedicated phone line for orders. People who place advance orders can generally pick up their groceries from the distribution facility or one of its outlets. Some wholesale grocery distributors partner with nonprofits in the community who may promote the service, help people place their orders and/or serve as distribution sites for the groceries. Some distributors may accept food stamps.
  • WIC (5)
    NL-6000.9500

    WIC

    NL-6000.9500

    A federally-funded program that provides nutrition education and food vouchers for pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children younger than age five who cannot afford an adequate diet and, in the case of infants older than six weeks of age, who have a condition which shows a need for better nutrition. Vouchers are picked up at a WIC site (which are usually located in an health center that provides maternity and/or pediatric care) on a monthly basis and may be exchanged for milk, cheese, eggs, cereal, juice, vegetables, peanut butter, beans and formula in most grocery stores. In some states, WIC benefits are made available through electronic transfer benefit (EBT) cards.