If You Need Food
All our clients meet eligibility requirements that closely follow those of The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) of the USDA. If you need food but are not sure if you meet the eligibility requirements listed below, or think you may qualify for special consideration, please call 908-788-5568 or come to the Food Pantry during our scheduled business hours to find out if you are eligible.
Client Eligibility Requirements
In order to receive food from the Flemington Area Food Pantry you must qualify by certifying one of the following reasons:
- TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) - Social Services Program
- SNAP/Food Stamps: Ran out/insufficient, Lost, Stolen, Not received
- SSI (Supplemental Security Income) NOT SOCIAL SECURITY
- WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)
- Low Income (185% of Federal poverty level)
- Disaster (Other - can be divorce, domestic violence, unusual expense, loss of employment, etc.)
You may be asked to provide proof that you are a resident of Hunterdon County.
FLEMINGTON AREA FOOD PANTRY CLIENT GUIDELINES
1. To be an active client at the Pantry you will be asked to certify financial need yearly from date of initial registration.
2. You will be unable to receive food if you are not an active client at the Pantry. Food services will be suspended until you certify eligibility.
3. You are invited to visit the Pantry two times (2) per month.
4. The Pantry is open Monday through Thursday and alternate Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. Please check the Pantry calendar for dates and times.
5. In order to be eligible for Holiday meals, you must be an active client.
6. The Pantry works hard to provide food for over 1,200 families in the county. If you are receiving Pantry food under fraudulent conditions you will be removed from the client register. If you use Pantry food for resale or refund you will also be removed from the client register.
7. If you need someone to pick up food for you due to an illness you must provide a signed note with your phone number to assist the Pantry in verifying your request.
8. Children who are 18 and over are considered adults and must provide their own certification to be an active client.
9. Active clients who are 60 and over are considered seniors for the purposes of federal government assistance.
10. For the purposes of Food distribution, all adults residing at the same address are considered one (1) household and cannot register as separate individual adults.
If you are in need of emergency food or shelter please call the Hunterdon County Division of Social Services at 908-788-1300.