The Daily Bread Community Food Pantry warmly welcomes you to the food pantry and hopes that your experience with us is a positive one. Staff of the Daily Bread Community Food Pantry has created the following guidelines to provide you with information on what you can expect during your visit.
- The Daily Bread Community Food Pantry opens its doors no sooner than 15 minutes before its scheduled opening. No vehicles will be premitted to enter the lot earlier to ensure our volunteers can be parked at the back of the lot. Those who arrive after closing time will have to return during the next pantry opening. No tickets are distributed after the scheduled closing time.
- There is a ticket counter (much like ones used for delis) near the entrance to the food pantry. Please take one ticket as soon as you arrive. It ensures your place in line. By watching the ticket counter, you will know how many people are in line ahead of you. If you are acting as a proxy, this one ticket will represent all families.
- Once you have your ticket, please wait patiently until your number is called for us to serve you. If you are not present when your number is called you will lose your place in line and and you will have to take another ticket from the ticket counter if we have not passed our closing time.
- The books, puzzles, and other items in the crates are here for your enjoyment, as well as your children’s. Please do not remove these items from the food pantry.
- Please do not take anything from the tables until after you have been registered. After your number is called and you are registered, you will be able to take items from the various produce, bread, and dessert tables.
- When your number is called, you will be registered by friendly pantry volunteers, please ALWAYS bring a current photo ID. We cannot release food without proper I.D.
- For those who are new to the food pantry, please have available some type of photo identification (license, passport, etc.) and proof of residence (a bill with your name on it). These items are needed in order to prove that you are able to be served by the Daily Bread Community Food Pantry. If you have any questions or problems concerning this documentation, please contact the food pantry. We are happy to help you.
- Please have a seat in our waiting area until your number is called.
Obtaining Your Food
- The volunteer who has registered you in will use a walkie-talkie to communicate how many are in your family to the volunteers pulling food in the warehouse. When volunteers have filled your bags they will be put in a wagon and brought up to the porch outside. This amount corresponds to the number of people documented in your family and County and State guidelines.
- After you register you may go to the Choice Room to select product, breads, and baked goods. A volunteer will guide you through the room.
- While in the Choice Room a volunteer will check with you to ascertain your needs for personal care and baby items. These items will automatically be added to your cart and be brought with the rest of your food when your wagon is brought up to the porch.
- Please understand that the Daily Bread Community Food Pantry cannot accept shopping lists. However, you may ask volunteers for your top two household needs and every attempt will be made to meet this need based on availability of the items and family size.
Expectations for Behavior
- We are a Smoke Free Facility, there is to be no smoking anywhere on the property.
- The Daily Bread Community Food Pantry requests that all pantry participants behave appropriately and treat all staff, volunteers, and other pantry participants with respect and dignity. If you are unable to respect this policy, then pantry staff or volunteers – under the guidance of the supervisor on duty – will have no choice but to ask you to leave.
- At no time are any food pantry participants allowed to bring alcohol, drugs or weapons of any kind into the Daily Bread Community Food Pantry.
- Seating is provided at the Daily Bread Community Food pantry. Please respect chairs and other property as replacements are costly and detract from the food pantry budget.
- If you are removed from the Daily Community Food Pantry more than one time, CADCOM (Community Action Development Commission) will be notified, and this pantry will no longer be able to serve you.
- Once you have been served you may not return to ask for other items.