Colorado River Food Bank
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Help us feed the hungry in our local communities - Donate your time, cash donations or clothing and small household items - it all gets put to good use!
ARIZONA & NEVADA MONTHLY FOOD BOXES*
Clients who meet household income level qualifications may receive a box of food once every month simply by presenting a picture identification and verification of their residency in Laughlin, NV or Bullhead City, Fort Mohave or Mohave Valley, AZ. Larger households (with identification for the other members) will receive larger quantities of food product. Clients will receive food provided to CRFB under The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and/or donated or purchased food. Clients may receive food boxes from only one food bank in the local area since all food banks receive their TEFAP allocations from the same provider.
NV SENIOR COMMODITY FOOD BOXES*
Clients 60 years of age or older who meet income level qualifications may receive a box of food on a designated date once each month simply by presenting a picture identification and verification of their residency in Laughlin, NV. Each senior client in the household is eligible for their own food box. Clients will receive food provided to CRFB under the USDA senior commodity program through East Valley Family Services of Las Vegas. For more information about Senior Hunger, please refer to the following article: http://www.aginginplace.org/the-facts-behind-senior-hunger/
NV USDA COMMODITY FOOD BOXES*
Clients who meet household income level qualifications may receive a box of food on a designated date once every month by presenting a picture identification and verification of their residency in Laughlin, NV. One food box based on family size is issued per household. Clients will receive food provided to CRFB under the USDA Commodity Program through the State of Nevada Food Assistance Program. Prior to 2018, this program was held once every month; now it is offered every month!
THREE SQUARE MOBILE PANTRY PROGRAM*
Clients from Nevada or Arizona who qualify for monthly food box assistance described above may also enroll for the Mobile Pantry program. On the third Wednesday each month, Three Square Food Bank in Las Vegas sends a truck full of approximately 20,000 pounds of food (mostly fresh produce items). Volunteers unload the product and then bag and box it for distribution in the CRFB back parking lot. The gates open at noon and the food is distributed in a “farmers’ market” type atmosphere from noon until 2:00 p.m. Parking is quite a distance away, so bring a wheeled cart or cooler to help carry your food away!
SUMMER FOOD SERVICES PROGRAM
Any school aged children may receive a lunch each weekday during the summer at specified hours from either of CRFB's three distribution sites located in the residential areas of Laughlin, NV plus one in Searchlight, NV.
LAUGHLIN JUNIOR & SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL WEEKEND BACKPACK PROGRAM
Students of Laughlin Junior or Senior High School each Friday of the school year before leaving the campus for the weekend may receive a backpack of food items provided by the CRFB simply by enrolling into the program with the schools' First Aid/Safety Administrator.
EMERGENCY DAILY FOOD/WATER BAGS
Anyone can receive one lunch bag containing several packaged items and a sandwich each weekday at the CRFB upon request.
COMMUNITY CLOTHES CLOSET
Anyone may take any of the clothing articles and other small household items which are donated to the CRFB and displayed on racks in the CRFB lobby. These items are free of charge for anyone that can put them to good use within their own household. Families with toddlers in their household may request, if available, a package of diapers, baby food and/or formula once every two weeks at the CRFB.
* Client household income must fall within maximum guidelines established for these programs.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write: USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights1400 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call 800-795-3272 (voice) or 202-720-6382 (TTY).USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Department must make a reasonable accommodation to allow a person with a disability to take part in a program, service, or activity. For example, this means that if necessary, the Department must provide sign language interpreters for people who are deaf, a wheelchair accessible location, or enlarged print materials. It also means that the Department will take any other reasonable action that allows you to take part in and understand a program or activity, including making reasonable changes to an activity. If you believe that you will not be able to understand or take part in a program or activity because of your disability, please let us know of your disability needs in advance if at all possible. To obtain this document in an alternative format, please contact the Arizona Department of Economic Security ADA Liaison at 602-771-7500
& Community Clothes Closet