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Food Pantry

Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30-11:00am

KARE provides food assistance for low income clients who are:

  • Individuals uner the age of 59 who are below 150% poverty level -or-

  • Seniors 60+ who are below 200% poverty level -or-

  • Experiencing a short-term crisis -or-

  • Individuals who already qualify for SNAP benefits

Clients that qualify for food assistance are eligible for food every 30 days. Those interested in receiving food can stop by Monday- Thursday 8:30-11:00am to see one of our counselors.

*must bring in a picture ID and current utility bill, bank statement, or medical bill to every visit for proof of address.

How can you help?

Our food pantry is stocked primarily through the generosity of our community. Food drives are an integral part of our operation. Items that KARE can always use are:

  • Grits

  • Flour

  • Rice

  • Canned Pasta

  • Canned Soup

  • Canned Vegetables

  • Canned Fruit

  • Mac-N-Cheese

  • Hamburger Helper

  • Canned Tomatoes

  • Jiffy Mix

  • Peanut Butter

  • Instant Potatoes

  • Spaghetti Sauce

  • Spaghetti Noodles

  • Pasta Noodles

Food Drive Ideas

- Year round drives at your church/business/school/organization featuring our

Item of the Month each month. A printable copy of the list is available here.

Pack a Box food drives where you collect the items in our food boxes and aim

for a certain number of completed boxes.

- Competition Drives - Schools can compete against other schools, classes can

compete against one another, grade levels, businesses, departments, Sunday School

classses, etc. Everyone loves a good, friendly competition for a good cause.

- Souper Bowl of Caring - This is a national food drive occurring on Super Bowl Sunday. Bring your donations to KARE's Food Pantry (208 E. Marion Street) on Super Bowl Sunday (or make arrangements the week after) and be counted in the organization's total.


- Stamp Out Hunger - KARE is proud to partner with our local mail carriers on this nationally recognized annual food drive. Residents simply leave donations in their mailbox and the letter carrier picks them up and donates them to our Food Pantry. This event is traditionally held the 2nd Saturday in May.


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