CSBG - Emergency Food

CSBG Emergency Food Assistance

Assistance will be based on 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines for the current year. All applicants must meet all eligibility requirements prior to any funding being allocated.

If applicant has not received CSBG Emergency Food assistance a reasonable time period as determined by CSBG Staff and is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines then CSBG will proceed with the eligibility determination.

CSBG Emergency Food WILL pay:

  • $20 voucher per person in household to either Kroger’s or WalMart as determined by CSBG Intake Worker

CSBG Food vouchers can only be used to purchase food items. No Tobacco or Alcohol.

If applicant is receiving Food Stamps and if a reasonable balance remains on card then services may be denied.

Applicant does not have to be receiving Food Stamps to qualify.

At the time of inquiry, the client will be advised of all documentation required for eligibility and an appointment will be scheduled. Client must provide all documentation at the time of eligibility appointment in order for CSBG Intake Worker to determine if applicant is eligible for services. If all documentation is not provided, Intake Worker may schedule a return appointment based upon availability of funding. Applicant must be present for Eligibility appointment unless applicant provides a notarized Power of Attorney letter granting a designee permission to complete case. No eligibility appointments will be completed over the phone. CSBG may grant a Home visit to complete eligibility appointment if no other options are available to the applicant.

Completed applications must be approved by Administration.

*All scenarios cannot be included in the policies. All applications are determined on a case-by-case basis.