Attention Farmers!

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March 30, 2019

Here at Neighbors In Need, we try to keep our food waste down. We do this by giving our out-of-date produce to a few local pig farmers so they can keep their porky friends happy. Due to a change in our regular farmer’s situations and direction, we no longer have any partnerships with any farms and are now looking to make new ones to help fill this need.

We would prefer to give this food to farm animals to help cut down on having out-of-date produce sitting in a dumpster, attracting rodents. We separate out any non-food items such as plastic wrapping or elastic bands and put them in barrels or large plastic totes, ready to be picked up regularly.

If you would like to pick up large quantities of free out-of-date produce for your farm animals, please contact us and we would love to help provide for your farm.

Please note, we do not deliver; we only separate and sort. Our location is very accessible for large vehicles and we can give you as much or as little as you require, within our actual available produce.

Looking for new Mobile Food Clients!

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February 21, 2019

Right now, Neighbors In Need has a few spaces available for new Mobile Food clients.

Mobile Food is a supplementary program for those who are unable to visit us during our regular distribution days due to disability, age or illness. We deliver a box of roughly 25lbs of food to your house once every 2 weeks.

There are a few requirements to become a Mobile Food Client. These are as follows:

  • Applicant is a resident of Mount Vernon
  • Applicant is unable to access local food bank due to:
    • Documented disability which prevents the individual or member of the household from accessing food bank services

Or two or more of the following circumstances apply to the applicant:

  • Lacks available transportation (public or private)
  • Experiences extreme hardship using public transportation, and/or other extenuating circumstances
  • Does not reside within walking distance from a mass transit system (½ mile)
  • Does not reside within walking distance from a food bank (½ mile)

If you, or someone you know, fulfills these requirements and are interested in becoming a client, there are plenty of ways you can apply!

You can either go to our downloads page and download the appropriate forms and either mail or email them back to us, or you can contact us either by using the contact page, Facebook or phone and leave a message and we will do what we can to get you into our system!

Our wonderful local partners

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January 30, 2019

Besides the food we receive from generous donors and what we buy from our partners, we also receive food donations from a few select stores, who provide us with thousands of pounds of grocery rescue a year.

These places include;

  • Haggens
  • Cash & Carry
  • Safeway
  • The Food Co-Op
  • Red Apple Market
  • Breadfarm
  • Panera

Without these amazing contributions to our food bank, we would be unable to provide the quality and quantity of food we currently give to our community. With their help, we are able to provide food to over 500 families a month.

We would like to give them our heartfelt thanks for their continued support through the years.