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  VERNONIA CARES FOOD BANK  
Serving Columbia County and Timber/Buxton in Washington County

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How to Utilize the Food Bank
We are open Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 2pm. Clients may come in anytime during those hours. (Read HERE for what to expect on your first visit.)

There is a one-page form to complete with basic household information. First-time clients must bring a proof of address for each person listed on the form who resides in the household. Food is given only for children for whom the parent or guardian has legal custody.

Once the form is completed, a few food questions are asked so the food order may be tailored for its recipients. Most orders are completed within fifteen minutes. Clients may use the time to choose bread or pastry products which are available for a small donation, if possible.
Who is eligible to receive grocery assistance?
Our target population is those households who fall within the 185% federal poverty level guidelines (similar to the food stamp program).

Our income guidelines are based on USDA commodity guidelines. To determine if you're eligible for USDA foods, use the chart on the right.
Income Limits
Household
Size
Gross Monthly
Income
(all household residents)
1
$1,805
2
$2,428
3
$3,052
4
$3,675
5
$4,298
6
$4,921
7
$5,544
8
$6,167
Additional
Add $623
per person
(As of May 2010)
What if my income is higher? Am I still eligible?
If your income is above the guideline income numbers on the chart, you may still be eligible for groceries from the food bank. Life sometimes has unexpected changes and the food bank will take that into consideration.
Hours of Operation:
Open 10:00am to 2:00pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Physical Address:
627 Adams Avenue (Map)
Vernonia, Oregon
Mailing Address:
PO Box 126
Vernonia, Oregon 97064-0126
Web Address: vernoniacares.org         Telephone: (503)429-1414

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