Fruit of the Vine Food Shelf Delivery Request
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Since we know it is harder than ever to make it to the food shelf in person, Fruit of the Vine Food Shelf is temporarily accepting requests for food shelf delivery due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. As a ministry of the Duluth Vineyard Church, we are temporarily offering this service. We have a limited number of spots available, so we ask that if you are able to make it to the food shelf, or send someone to pick up for you, during our normal hours with a signed note or copy of your ID, please do so.
Our normal distribution times are offered as a drive-thru service on Tuesdays 6-8pm and Saturdays 9:30-11:30am. We ask that you save the limited number of delivery spaces that we have available for those who have no other way to get their groceries. We trust you to be mindful of those that are in the most need of this service when you consider whether or not you need this service.
If you do need this service, then we invite you to fill out the form below to request food shelf delivery. Unfortunately not all requests will be fulfilled due to limited volunteer availability, but we will contact you by phone if we are able to fulfill your request. If you have not been contacted, it means we are unable to fulfill your request at this time. Decisions will be made by staff and leadership on a case by case basis, and according to volunteer availability. ***Guests can receive food as often as twice a month from now on, whether through this delivery service or during our normal hours. If your request is approved, it is a one-time service. If you need a delivery again, please fill out this form again at that time to put in a request. Please make sure all information on this form is accurate so we can follow up with you if we are able to deliver.
***Because our service is based upon availability of our volunteers and priority of needs; your delivery can take anywhere between 1 day and 1 and a half weeks. We appreciate your patience and if you have any questions please contact our office rather than our volunteer.
***Concerning our last question about delivering without the need of contact. Please answer no if you are in an apartment building. Only answer yes, if you have a front door that you would be willing to have your groceries dropped off at. We are unable to deliver without contact to drop-off points (i.e by or in an unlocked vehicle, near addresses, cross streets ect....). This helps us to keep our volunteers safe, your groceries safe and our time allocated correctly for helping everyone promptly. Thank you for understanding.
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How it will work
If we are able to deliver to you, here's how it will work:
1) You fill out this form for a one-time delivery
2) Wait for a phone call to see if we are able to fulfill your request, you should hear from us within a week, sometimes up to two weeks.
3) A volunteer from our church will receive your first name, phone number, and address, and will follow up with you about the best time to deliver to make sure you are home.
4) A volunteer will drop off the food at your door at the time you have discussed and notify you that they have completed the delivery. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are asking volunteers to drop food off and notify you that it's there instead of interacting in person to keep everyone safe and healthy
5) All groceries are pre-packed based on household size and cannot be customized unless for an allergy or medical-related reason (if so, there is a place to indicate that on this form). If you are unable to use any food items you receive, feel free to pass them along to someone who needs them!
6) Enjoy your food!
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TEFAP Eligibility Information (granted to all persons in situations of emergency)
Please read the below information before continuing, and please note that if you submit a request for food shelf delivery through this form, you are stating eligibility.
MN The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) Annual Eligibility Information
I am eligible to receive TEFAP commodity food because I am in Minnesota and because my household income is 300% or less of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Eligibility is granted to all persons in situations of emergency and distress due to disasters. I am also eligible if I receive or participate in the following services and programs:
_____ MFIP – Minnesota Family Investment Program _____ Child Care Assistance
_____ GA – General Assistance _____ Head Start
_____ SNAP – Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program _____ Section 8
_____ NAPS – Nutritional Assistance Program for Seniors _____ Public Housing
_____ WIC – Women, Infants, and Children _____ Energy Assistance
_____ Free and reduced breakfast and lunch _____ Weatherization
Income Eligibility: (300% of Federal Poverty Guidelines)
Family size Annual Income
One $0 - $38,280
Two $38,281 - $51,720
Three $51,721 - $65,160
Four $65,161 - $78,600
Five $78,601 - $92,040
Six $92,041 - $105,480
Seven $105,481 - $118,920
Eight $118,921 - $132,360
Add $4,480 of allowable income for each additional family member.
Eligibility is granted to all persons in situations of emergency and distress due to disasters.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer
Primary Contact Full Name
Have you received food from our food shelf before?
Primary Contact birthdate
Another way to reach you if we can't via phone (secondary phone or email, or case worker or advocate if applicable)
Number of people currently living in your household
5 or more people
Names of each other person in your household
Birthdays of each person in your household
Delivery instructions (i.e "leave it at the back entrance"). If no special instructions, write "N/A"
Central (Canal Park, Central Hillside, Downtown Duluth, East Hillside, Park Point)
Eastern Duluth (Chester Park / UMD, Congdon Park, East End / Endion, Hunter's Park, Lakeside – Lester Park, Morley Heights / Parkview, North Shore)
Above the hill (Duluth Heights, Kenwood, Piedmont Heights, Woodland)
West Duluth (Bayview Heights, Cody, Denfeld, Fairmount, Irving, Oneota, Spirit Valley)
West End (Fond du Lac, Gary – New Duluth, Norton Park, Morgan Park, Riverside, Smithville)
Reason you are unable to attend the food shelf or send someone to pick up for you during normal hours
Please select all that apply:
I am a single parent
I am high risk for COVID-19 (65+ or medical conditions)
This is an emergency situation (Please explain the situation below)
None of the above
If you selected "This is an emergency situation" above, please describe the situation:
This is so that we can serve each family as best as we're able. If we do not have further information, we will not be able to consider it an emergency situation. If this does not apply to you, simply skip this question.
Any allergies or medical-related dietary restrictions?
If we can not get a hold of you, would you like for our volunteer to leave your delivery at your door? (If checked no, we will not deliver until we make contact with you)
You have rights under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. This Act protects your privacy. We are asking for information so we can: tell you apart from other persons with a similar name and decide how to serve you best. Generally, you are not required to give us the information. However, without it, we can’t report accurate statistics which affects funding. The law allows us to share your information (the number of children, adults, and seniors in your household and the number of pounds of food received) with staff from the Department of Human Services, Hunger Solutions Minnesota, and your regional food bank. You also have the right to copies of information we have about you. If you do not understand the information, it may be explained to you. If you do not think the information is accurate or complete, please correct it with the food shelf staff.
I have read this statement and give my electronic signature be clicking this box.
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