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Weekly Food Pantry

Food Weekly Food Pantry
Overview

Our weekly food pantry is open to low-income Novato residents every Tuesday afternoon between 1-3pm. Healthy foods are provided to clients, including produce, dairy, canned and dried foods, and a protein.

Please come in and sign up in advance during our client service hours by filling out a short Food Pantry registration form and meet with one of our case managers to learn about all the services available at NMCS that might help you. You will spend 15-30 minutes with a case manager during your first visit.

Everyone who is eligible is given a regular time slot on Tuesdays to come to pick up their food, which prevents people from waiting in long lines. You may be referred to a Food Pantry that is closer to your home. It is best if you sign up ahead, but it is okay to come during the regular Food Pantry time and fill out your paperwork. However, you will need to wait until the last shift to receive your food that day.

5,000
people served since the beginning of COVID-19 (mid-March)