People are able to receive food from Open Pantry's Emergency Food Pantry up to six times a year. Four days worth of groceries are provided with each visit. Recipients must have a place to prepare meals.

When seeking food at the Emergency Food Pantry, one must provide the following:

  • some form of identification for all adults in household
  • proof of address for all adults in household
  • proof of children (for example: social security card, health insurance card or birth certificate)

Our Emergency Food Pantry follows the USDA TEFAP Income Guidelines. However, if someone is out of work or in an emergency situation we will assist them.

Deliveries of meals can only be made to people in Springfield who are elderly and homebound or homebound because of a disability.