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Before You Visit

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If you are new to the Big Lake Community Food Shelf – here are a few steps that will assist you on your first visit:

  • Print off and complete the assessment form below,

  • The Big Lake Community Food Shelf requires  a state issue ID [ie Driver’s License] and a current utility bill or other correspondence showing residency for ALL adults [over 18 years old] in the household who will be receiving emergency food assistance. A P.O. Box is NOT acceptable.

  • An appointment is not required; families are received on a first come first served basis.  Due to safety concerns, children are not allowed in the food area. Please make the appropriate arrangements for your children. The food shelf does not provide babysitting services.

  • Beginning July 1 of each year, current residents will need to provide proof of residency for all adults in the household.

In order for the food shelf to provide a safe and secure area for our clients, we ask that clients stay in the food shelf lobby when possible. We understand space is limited, but ask that you make every attempt to remain in the food shelf waiting area. Children will not be allowed in the food distribution area and will be asked to remain in the  waiting area while parent picks their groceries. Children who act as interpreters for their parent will be allowed to assist the parent with their food choices. Parents will be expected to provide supervision for their children if they are unable to wait alone. If the parent cannot provide supervision, a list of food will be given to the client and volunteers will pick the food indicated by the client.  We appreciate your cooperation.

Assessment Form [Spanish] 2015-16

Assessment Form [English] 2015-16