Food, Clothing and Household Goods

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  • Food Pantries (2)
    BD-1800.2000

    Food Pantries

    BD-1800.2000

    Programs that acquire food products through donations, canned food drives, food bank programs or direct purchase and distribute the food to people who are in emergency situations. Some pantries deliver food to people whose disabilities or illnesses make it difficult for them to leave home.
  • Government Surplus Food Distribution Sites (2)
    BD-1800.2500

    Government Surplus Food Distribution Sites

    BD-1800.2500

    Organizations that are authorized, on a periodic basis, to acquire targeted surplus commodities stockpiled by the federal government and distribute them to people who qualify for this service on the basis of income. Also available may be a distribution schedule and a listing of available commodities and distribution site locations. In the United States, the program is managed by the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) which acquires commodities through price support programs, surplus removal and direct purchases from national markets and distribute them to states and sometimes directly to programs that provide food to people in need.
  • WIC (2)
    NL-6000.9500

    WIC

    NL-6000.9500

    A federally-funded program that provides nutrition education and food vouchers for pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children younger than age five who cannot afford an adequate diet and, in the case of infants older than six weeks of age, who have a condition which shows a need for better nutrition. Vouchers are picked up at a WIC site (which are usually located in an health center that provides maternity and/or pediatric care) on a monthly basis and may be exchanged for milk, cheese, eggs, cereal, juice, vegetables, peanut butter, beans and formula in most grocery stores. In some states, WIC benefits are made available through electronic transfer benefit (EBT) cards.