Basic Needs: Food

    Results: 18

  • Child and Adult Care Food Programs (6)
    BD-5000.1450

    Child and Adult Care Food Programs

    BD-5000.1450

    A program that provides supplementary nutrition in the form of healthy meals and snacks for preschool and school-age children and adults receiving day care. Licensed child care centers, Head Start programs, family day care homes, adult day care centers and homeless shelters serving families are eligible to participate and are reimbursed for a portion of the meals served. In the United States, the program is administered at the federal level by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  • Christmas Meals (36)
    PH-2950.1500-200

    Christmas Meals

    PH-2950.1500-200

    Programs that provide a hot Christmas meal in a congregate setting for low-income and homeless individuals and families who might otherwise have no opportunity to celebrate the holidays. Also included are programs that deliver Christmas meals to people's homes.
  • Community Gardening (14)
    BD-2600.1500

    Community Gardening

    BD-2600.1500

    Programs that provide plots of land on which groups of people living in a neighborhood can grow fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers. Community gardens provide access to fresh produce and plants; may be located in parks, schools, hospital grounds or other open areas; and may be nurtured communally and the bounty shared, have individual plots for personal use, or be dedicated to "urban agriculture" where produce is grown for a market. Some have raised beds that are accessible to people with disabilities. The gardens provide an opportunity for participants to savor the freshness, flavor and wholesomeness of home-grown produce; save money on their food bills; grow traditional foods not available in the supermarket; or simply get some exercise and enjoy the benefits of being outdoors. They also support a community's food security, contribute to the preservation of open space, strengthen community bonds, provide a sense of connection to the environment and offer opportunities for community education.
  • Farmers Markets (5)
    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 Complaints (1)
    DD-1500.3750

    Food Complaints

    DD-1500.3750

    Programs that accept and, where possible, attempt to resolve complaints regarding the purity, safety, wholesomeness, packaging, weighing, labeling or other problems with meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy products, produce, packaged foodstuffs or other food products. Included are complaints regarding food contamination, discoloration or adulteration; pesticide residues; false grading or marking; misbranding; content or quantity labeling errors; or other deceptive packaging or labeling practices. Also included are programs that accept and manage complaints about pet food and animal feed.
  • Food Cooperatives (1)
    BD-2400.2500

    Food Cooperatives

    BD-2400.2500

    Programs that allow groups of consumers to pool their grocery orders and purchase food in bulk at lower than retail prices. Also included are programs that allow people to volunteer a few hours of community service in exchange for discounts on groceries through designated food outlets, and programs that distribute supplemental food to people who meet income guidelines and pay an annual membership fee. Some programs may accept food stamps.
  • Food Pantries (383)
    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 Stamps/SNAP (17)
    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 (4)
    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.
  • Formula/Baby Food (6)
    BD-1800.8200-250

    Formula/Baby Food

    BD-1800.8200-250

    Programs that supply infant formula and/or baby food, usually in addition to other groceries.
  • Home Delivered Meals (39)
    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 (47)
    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.
  • Post Disaster Food Services (10)
    TH-2600.6450

    Post Disaster Food Services

    TH-2600.6450

    Programs that meet the basic nutritional needs of relief workers and/or individuals and families whose homes have been made uninhabitable by a disaster or large scale emergency and who have no other means of purchasing food and/or preparing a meal. Food assistance may also available to individuals who have experienced a localized incident such as a house fire.
  • School Breakfasts (1)
    BD-5000.8000

    School Breakfasts

    BD-5000.8000

    A program that provides supplementary nutrition in the form of a free or reduced-cost meal at the beginning of the school day for school children. The program is federally-funded and is available to income-eligible school age children. Public and private, nonprofit schools participating in the program are reimbursed for the breakfasts served.
  • School Lunches/Snacks (1)
    BD-5000.8200

    School Lunches/Snacks

    BD-5000.8200

    A program that provides supplementary nutrition in the form of a free or reduced-cost meal at noon time for school children. The program is federally-funded and is available to income-eligible students who are unable to pay the full cost. Public and private, nonprofit schools participating in the program are reimbursed for the lunches served.
  • Soup Kitchens (113)
    BD-5000.8300

    Soup Kitchens

    BD-5000.8300

    Programs offered by churches, restaurants and other organizations that provide meals in a central location for people who lack the resources needed to buy and prepare food. The food may be distributed to people who line up for the meal or may be served to people seated in a dining hall setting, and participants rarely need to establish eligibility for the service.
  • Summer Food Service Programs (3)
    BD-5000.8500

    Summer Food Service Programs

    BD-5000.8500

    Programs that operate during the summer when school is not in session and provide congregate nutritional meals (breakfasts, snacks, lunches and/or dinners) for children and youth. Summer food service programs are generally available to youth age 18 and younger who live in designated low-income areas; and may be federally-funded or funded by other entities.
  • Thanksgiving Meals (62)
    PH-2950.8500-870

    Thanksgiving Meals

    PH-2950.8500-870

    Programs that provide a hot Thanksgiving meal in a congregate setting for low-income and homeless individuals and families who might otherwise have no opportunity to celebrate the holiday. Also included are programs that deliver Thanksgiving meals to people's homes.
 
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