Who is eligible for food assistance?
Anyone who needs food is welcome to shop for free groceries at GVFB. There are no income requirements to come and shop at GVFB. We encourage using the food bank as a budgeting tool and putting your saved food costs towards housing and other expenses.
Senior Groceries has age & income requirements and our Childhood Nutrition programs are for school-age children.
When are you open?
Our food assistance hours are from 1-4 pm, Monday-Thursday, 9 am-12 pm on Friday, and evening hours from 5-7 pm on Tuesday. Our office hours are 8 am-5 pm, M-F so if you have a donation you can drop it off during these hours.
Do you deliver food boxes?
We have limited resources but occasionally we do deliver to homebound customers and to people with transportation challenges. If you are experiencing the latter, first see if a family member, friend, neighbor, or caseworker can pick up on your behalf. We can even assemble a food box for pick-up outside of our food assistance hours (1 pm-4 pm) if needed. Please call us at 586-7600. If you have exhausted all options and need a delivery, we need 48 hours notice to schedule. Thank you.
Can someone else pick up a food box for me?
Yes, we just need to know these pieces of information: Your first and last name, DOB, last 4 of your SSN, and how many people are in your family.
Nonperishable donations can be dropped off at most local grocery stores. Look for donation bins near the front of each store.
Donations during off-peak hours are encouraged (8 am- 12:00 pm or after 2:30 pm).