Can anyone go to a food bank at anytime? Do you need to take proof of income?
Some food banks are run by charitable organizations, some by religious organizations and some by the city, and all may have different procedures. In some, they may use the ‘honor system,’ in others you may have to show you are a food stamp recipient, and others may require you to complete an ‘intake’ process, where they do check your finances and resources before you can access the supplies. How much you get is usually dependent on the supplies they have in relation to the number of people seeking assistance.