In normal times, WVCFP is classified as an emergency food pantry which means we provide families and individuals facing emergency situations with a three-day supply of healthy food twelve times per year.
Boxes or bags of food are filled based upon the number of people in the household. A basic box contains cereal, a minimum of three types of proteins, pastas, tomato sauce, soups, vegetables, crackers, sugar, bar soap and toilet paper. When available, we add a variety of other foods such as: breads, fresh produce, pastries, flour, rice, beans, milk, eggs and other dairy products. Often, we have baby food and formula, diapers, adult incontinence briefs, some sugar-free foods for diabetics, some basic toiletries, and dog and cat food.
Homeless people are given specifically prepared bags with their needs in mind. Proteins, protein drinks, breakfast bars, cheese or peanut butter crackers, soup, snacks, pastries, bottled water, and socks are included in each bag. All food is precooked and canned foods have pop-top lids. A bag of basic toiletries is provided as well.
We have some clothing and household items available. All have been donated and all are free to anyone who visits the pantry.
BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2022, WHAT MUST A PERSON DO TO GET AN EMERGENCY FOOD BOX?
- Fill out the registration form one time.
- There are NO address restrictions.
- All people living in the household may be listed on the registration.
- lDs for all people on the registration form are only required once, but must be provided by the second visit.
- lDs can include driver’s license, any state issued lD, school lD, health card, passport, visa, birth certificate, etc.
- lD is required to fill out the form and pick up a box.
- Beginning with your second visit, food will only be given for those people listed on your registration form whose
lDs we’ve received.
When the pandemic hit, we found the needs and numbers of our neighbors in emergency situations increased dramatically. The normal three-day supply of food twelve times per year just was not enough. Through the Grace of God and His perfect timing, food donations increased. lndividuals/families may pick up food 26 times per year, but not to exceed once per week, until supplies run out or the pandemic crisis ends.