11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The food shelf is open on the third Wednesday of each month from 11:00am to 6:00pm.
Starting at 11:00am, shopping numbers are distributed which designate a 15-minute period of time when shoppers can return to shop. Shoppers may request a specific time (if still available) to fit their schedule. This system eliminates long lines and waiting, so shoppers are urged to honor that timeframe to prevent congestion.
If unable to pick up a shopping time at 11:00am, shoppers can simply come later in the day (4:00pm or later) to be able to shop with little or no wait when the food shelf is usually quieter. However, it is not possible to reserve a time in advance.
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Customers with disabilities who need assistance or prefer to shop when it is less congested and quieter, have the option to shop between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.. Volunteers are available to help with shopping or carrying groceries.
Food is distributed by weight, starting at forty pounds for a single-person household and increasing by ten pounds for each additional person in the household. Produce, eggs and frozen items do not count toward the base weight limit.