Who can shop in our food pantry?
If you are in need of groceries for you or your family, the Community Resource Center (CRC) can lend a hand. Anyone needing food can come to the CRC.
Low-income households within the Manchester School District can shop from our entire pantry after they’ve completed our proof-of-income forms. First-time shoppers should allow an extra half-hour to complete our intake forms and should bring any pay stubs, bank account statements, or anything else that will establish their income level.
We also have a short list of foods that are available to anyone experiencing an emergency, regardless of where they live or how much money they make.
Our food pantry stocks:
Boxed meal helpers
Who Qualifies to shop in our Food Pantry?
You must live within the Manchester School District (Manchester Village; Manchester Township; Sharon Township; Bridgewater Township; Freedom Township) and have an income at or below the level shown in the following table:
Household Income Guidelines
If your income is higher than the guidelines allow, but you are in a food emergency, you are still eligible to pick up some food items from our food pantry.
How is Income Verified?
A lot of clients simply provide a copy of their tax filing from the previous year.
Alternatively, pay stubs, benefits statements, and bank statements can be used to establish your income level.
As always, we are here to answer your questions, so stop in and ask us or call if you have any questions.
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In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.