GCA Food Pantry remained open and serving food throughout the pandemic. We had an increase of 700 new clients during 2020. We are thankful for the community support we have to make our essential services available to Grayson County families. We are taking every precaution to keep clients, volunteers, and staff safe. We continue to ask clients, staff, and volunteers to monitor their health and take any steps necessary to protect themselves and others at the food pantry.
Each month the Food Pantry will be open 8-10 days BY APPOINTMENT ONLY to provide services for families in need of basic food support. Service days and times vary and will be posted on this site (see calendar below), our Facebook Page, on K105 radio, on our answering machine (270-259-4000), and by calling 211 (non-emergency resource help line).
Applications can be downloaded below or filled out over the phone. Clients can come once a month to receive commodity food support.
New Appointment Only Services
EVERYONE NEEDS AN APPOINTMENT--Call 270-259-4000
What you need to do:
What you MUST bring:
NOT FEELING WELL
If your are not feeling will DO NOT keep appointment. CALL us to reschedule.
BREAD ONLY DRIVE THRU DISTRIBUTIONS:
(Announcements will be made on Facebook and K105)
If and when quantity is available on WEDNESDAYS FROM 9AM-11 AM at the Food Pantry we will hold a DRIVE THRU for Bread ONLY. This is open to anyone in Grayson County. There are NO income guidelines and you can pick up for others. (Announcements are made weekly on Facebook and K105 radio.)
PRODUCE ONLY DRIVE THRU DISTRIBUTION (occasionally)
Periodically year there will be opportunities for ANYONE in Grayson County to receive special Produce or food box. These special distributions are announced locally and usually open for families to pick up for each other. Locations may vary depending on amount of produce available.
Drive Thru Procedures:
Plastikon team helps load food in the drive thru distributions at the Food Pantry during 2020.
Look for service times, classroom schedule, and special events on our calendar.
In response to the current National Emergency GCA is changing our schedule and procedures.
We will be BY APPOINTMENT ONLY service until further notice. New and returning clients can call the office 270-259-4000 to schedule an appointment.
Service days vary each month but generally are Tuesdays mornings & Thursday afternoons.
Please Bring: Picture ID and/or current piece of mail. We will use
Download Client Application (above)
We serve Grayson County families with basic food support monthly by serving USDA Commodities, donated food, and purchased foods. Families qualify by meeting income guidelines set by the USDA based on the number of individuals in their household and gross monthly income.
If you or someone you know needs help with basic food support please call us today
Client intake form is in link above.
1 in 6 individuals are food insecure in Grayson County.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. for every member of the household.
Hunger refers to a personal, physical sensation of discomfort, while food insecurity refers to a lack of available financial resources for food needs Feeding America's Map the Meal Gap highlights the struggle of families facing food insecurity.
Seasonally the Food Pantry will offer produce only distributions. Anyone in the county needing of fresh produce can receive product. Clients that have already picked up commodities can still take advantage of the produce only distributions. Times and locations vary for produce only distributions be sure to check our Facebook page and listen to local radio (K105) for announcements.
I'm 45 and have congestive heart failure. When I got my disability check my food stamps were cut to $15. Coming to the food pantry has made all the difference. I am always excited to receive the produce. I hope to volunteer some so I can give back for all the help they have given me. --Pam
GCA partners with the Family Resource Centers in the school system to identify those children at risk for hunger when the school meals are not available over the weekend. This program is funded by partnerships with individuals and companies who become BackPack Buddies helping us provide 10-15 kid-friendly food items to be distributed weekly to pre-school through high school students. For $10 a month or $120 annually sponsors can feed one student for the entire school year.
Check out this great video featuring GCA Food Pantry as a 2018 Grant Winner for America's Farmers Grow Communities Designated by Caneyville farmer, Jimmy Sipes.