Whitney Food Bank

"Our Daily Bread" is the official name of the Whitney Food Bank. We provide three programs to serve our clients - a monthly program, a weekend students program, and a summer students program.

Growth of Whitney Food Bank

Returning Clients

New Clients

Household Members Served

Pounds of Food Served *
* Scale operational as of 2Q 2019

Monthly Program

The Whitney Food Bank provides food for almost 700 household members each month. Our doors are open to anyone who can provide a picture ID and proof of residence. Clients do not have to receive food stamps to be eligible.

Food Bank Volunteers

The Food Bank Director determines an adequate amount of food items to distribute to each household based on family size and needs. Most clients receive food items every 30 days to provide for one week's worth of meals for the month.

Whitney Food Bank is open three days a week to distribute food. On a typical day, 30 families with 75 family members will receive 1,700 pounds of food from the Food Bank.  At the end of the month, over 40 volunteers will have worked almost 500 hours, serving 300 families with almost 700 family members and providing over 17,000 pounds of food.

Weekend Students Program

During the school year, qualifying students are part of our "Backpack" program. Each Friday those designated students receive a backpack from the school counselor that is filled with canned goods containing food for breakfast and lunch for that weekend. Backpacks are returned to the school counselor the following Monday to be filled again before the next weekend.

Summer Students Program

Stocking shelves at Our Daily Bread Food Bank

When school is out, parents or guardians of qualifying students may come by the Food Bank twice a month on Wednesdays to receive "Summer Snack Bags". These bags have food for breakfast, lunch and a snack that should last for ten days. Those dates are:

  • May 27, 2020 (12:00 - 2:00)
  • June 10, 2020 (12:00 - 2:00)
  • June 24, 2020 (12:00 - 2:00)
  • July 8, 2020 (12:00 - 2:00)
  • July 22, 2020 (12:00 - 2:00)
  • August 5, 2020 (12:00 - 2:00)