Eligibility and Membership

We base our eligibility on an income scale designed by the USDA (see sidebar), which is updated annually.

A Family Table Member 

An individual who meets the income requirement must:

  • Fill out an application in person.

  • Bring two forms of identification for verification.

  • Pay a $5 registration fee (which covers reviewing and filing applications, producing a personal membership card).

Each membership lasts for 12 months and requires renewal upon expiration. The renewal allows us to determine how our program is benefiting the member.

It is not our desire that anyone be trapped in our program, but to assist the member in getting back on their feet…“A Hand Up, Not A Hand Out”.


October 1, 2013 -

September 30, 2014

Poverty Guidelines

Household size  Gross Monthly Income (130 Percent of Poverty)
1 $1,245
2 1,681
3 2116
4 2,552
5 2,987
6 3,423
7 3,858
8 4,294
Each additional member 436

For more information visit the USDA Income Scale page directly.

Family Table Members:

  • Are seniors whose sole source of income is their monthly Social Security stipend.
  • Are mothers with children who receive little or no assistance in feeding their children.
  • Are families experiencing hardship
  • Volunteer their time to help sort product, help in the store or unload deliveries.
  • Love shopping in our store and enjoy choosing from a variety of products and brands.