Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Client Eligibility Policy

Our Community Food Pantry will provide services to residents in the towns of Southwick, Tolland and Granville as of January 1, 2012.  To be a client of the food pantry you will need to provide the following and meet with manager, Sally Munson.


Identification Verification:  Mass Health or other insurance card, EBT Card, Bank/Debit Card, or Referral from other social service agency (food stamps/SNAP, AFDC, WIC, Welfare, Medicaid, SSI, Head Start, Fuel Assistance or Veteran’s Aid)


Proof of Residence:  Utility bill, Bank Statement, Lease/Rental Agreement, car registration or Request to post office with address change with street address and will be checked to town street listing book from census completed by residents


Proof of Household Size:  Mass Health Card or other insurance card for each, childcare payments, school registration for children, landlord verification/affidavit of number listed on lease/rental agreement, marriage license, tax return, or birth certificates.


Income Verification:  Mass Health Card, EBT Card, any governmental aid benefit statement or last year’s tax return.*

# of Household Members
Annual Income
Monthly Income
Weekly Income
1
20, 036
1,670
386
2
26,955
2,247
519
3
33,784
2,823
652
4
40,793
3,400
785
5
47,712
3,976
918
6
54,631
4,553
1,051
7
61,550
5,130
1,184
8
68,469
5,706
1,317
For each additional person, add:
+6,919
+577
+134

Please note:  This information is confidential and only used for general statistics.  We will never ask for social security numbers. 

*Recent change in your lifestyle:  recent injury preventing the ability to generate income - note from doctor indicating impairment, layoff slip, notice from previous employer, obituary of deceased income generating family member, or recent separation/divorce – copy of a request for a change of address to post office with street address.