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June 17, 2014

Salvation Army opens Client Choice pantry

OKLA. CITY — The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command Social Service will offer a Client Choice Pantry on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon. When clients come to receive food assistance, they will now be able to personally select items that are available for them. As clients enter the pantry, they will be paired with a volunteer who will assist them through the selection process. Previously, clients had pre-sorted grocery orders for a balanced meal. The Salvation Army food pantry provides up to 2,500 grocery orders per month and up to 30,000 grocery orders annually.

To volunteer at the Client Choice Pantry, contact Liz Banks, volunteer coordinator, at 246-1101 or email her at liz_banks@uss.salvationarmy.org.

Applicants are required to bring the following documentation in order to participate in the Client Choice Pantry:

• Picture ID such as driver’s license, state issued ID, governmental/military ID or Passport or ID from Country of Origin for all adult household members.

• Social Security cards, legal documents bearing Social Security numbers or equivalent documentation from country of origin for all household members.

• Proof of Residency  such as current gas, electric, water or lease agreement/mortgage payment.

• Proof of income —  pay stub, award letter, or unemployment verification.  

• Household must reside in Oklahoma County.

Additional Information:

• Fridays are no longer reserved for adult clients that receive disability benefits and/or seniors 62 years of age and older.

• All households are eligible to shop once a month.

• Applicants will come to 520 S. Hudson to present required documentation to staff and complete an application.

• Once the application is reviewed and approved, the individual will be given a ticket, asked to drive around and park between the old social service building (501 S. Harvey) and Red Shield Kitchen.

• Applicants will enter the Client Choice Pantry (located in our gymnasium) through the grey double doors, present their ticket and photo id.

 

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