Our pantry offers clients in need emergency food for three meals a day for three days. We believe in empowering the people we serve by offering them choices about the assistance they accept. Clients may choose from a variety of options from each of the five food groups to suite their needs. The amount of food from each food group offered increases for larger families. We recently completed a remodel of our pantry that allows us more frozen storage and a greater variety of food options for our clients.
Rules & Regulations
To qualify for our services families must live within the Mexico school district, sign that they meet income requirements and provide the following paperwork:
Mail for the family’s current address
ID for family adults 18 or older
Proof children attend the Mexico schools
Dates of birth for all family members
The pantry will be closed on all holidays. These closings will be posted a month in advance.
This is an emergency food assistance program: clients may only visit the pantry once per month. Unused visits cannot be rolled over. In the event of an emergency, please call first.
Clients are asked to be polite and considerate to our volunteers. If you have questions or concerns, please ask our volunteers. They will be happy to clarify or correct any issue.
Anyone found misrepresenting him or herself to the pantry, or any client who sells, trades or gives pantry food to people other than those residing in the client’s home could lose their eligibility for pantry use. Please let the volunteers know of any changes in household status.
Once a year in July, all clients must provide up-to-date ID for adults living at the household address. Verification of children must also be provided, such as school records.
All new clients must fill out an intake form before receiving services. You would like to fill it out ahead of time, it can be downloaded here. (Downloadable “Intake Form” here)
Food items typically available
Proteins: frozen meats; canned meats, such as tuna and chicken; canned meals, such as chili and ravioli
Grains: cereals; crackers; pastas; boxed items, such as macaroni and cheese
Dairy: various cheeses, yogurt, fresh milk, powdered milk
Vegetables: spaghetti sauce, instant potatoes, various canned vegetables