Eligibility of Households
A food bank must adhere to the following eligibility requirements for distributing donated food to households in need and must keep on file a completed Application/Declaratory Statement of Eligibility (Attachment 4). Alternate application forms may be used if they capture all information requested on Attachment 4. Any alternate application must be approved by the Food Distribution Division prior to use. This includes any electronic eligibility verification system.
1. An applicant must be a resident of the Greater New Orleans or Southeast Louisiana area.
2. An applicant must meet one of the following criteria:
a) Combined gross income of all persons in applicant’s household is within the following guidelines:
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b) Applicant’s household is composed of food stamp recipients, SNAP.
c) Applicant receives supplemental security income, SSI
d) Applicant’s household receives aid to families with dependent children, TANF.