St. Victor's Food Pantry Ministry

We are happy to let all our parishioners know that we have been approved and became a member agency of the Second Harvest Food Bank.  

 

What do we do ?

St. Victor’s Parish Food Pantry Ministry distributes food/produce to the needy, delivered by the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Why do we do it ?

Our Food Pantry ministry aims primarily to share and spread the gospel message of service by creating an awareness in our parish community on the realities of hunger.

 It also aims to learn more about how we can help and make a difference in our larger community and beyond.  

 

How can you be a part of this ministry ?

You are most welcome if you, your family and friends would like to be volunteers of this newly organized ministry.  It is one way of showing that we do care as a parish community.  Sign up to be a volunteer online at http://bit.ly/svpantry and visit the St. Victor Volunteer Requirements here to get more information on volunteer requirements. Please also familiarize yourself with safe food handling procedures.

Who do we contact ?

We commend all the members of the Knights of Columbus, St. Victor’s Council 4112 for being the lead organization of this ministry.   For more information,  contact  Florante Del Rosario at (408) 726-1976. You may also call the parish office at (408) 251-7055 for inquiries.

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The St. Victor Food Pantry will now operate on:

Saturdays from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Parish Hall:

Please call the parish office at 408-251-7055 for details.

Please Note: The Food Pantry will be closed on April 3 and May 8.

The food pantry needs volunteers!   Visit http://bit.ly/svpantry to sign-up and get information on volunteer requirements or call the parish office.

Program Eligibility

Before receiving food, you must self-declare that:

1. Your name and address listed is correct; if homeless, you can put homeless as the address.

2. Your household size as stated and resides within this state and organization’s service area.

3. Your income is within 235% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines as posted for this distribution.

4. You agree that the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) food is for home consumption only and will not be sold, traded, or bartered.

5. You have been shown and have read the full USDA Nondiscrimination Statement (below).

 

You will not be denied TEFAP food if you refuse to disclose any information that is not a requirement of TEFAP. You will never need to provide your social security number or proof of income.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture 
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW 
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 

  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or 

  3. email: program.intake@usda.gov.

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

USDA Notice of Beneficiary Rights

Because this program is supported in whole or in part by direct financial assistance from the Federal Government, we are required to let you know that—

  • We may not discriminate against you on the basis of religion or religious belief, your refusal to hold a religious belief, or your refusal to attend or participate in a religious practice;

  • We may not require you to attend or participate in any explicitly religious activities that are offered by us, and any participation by you in these activities must be purely voluntary;

  • We must separate in time or location any privately funded explicitly religious activities from activities supported with direct Federal financial assistance under this program;

  • If you object to the religious character of our organization, we must make reasonable efforts to identify and refer you to an alternative provider to which you have no objection; however, we cannot guarantee that in every instance, an alternative provider will be available; and

  • You may report violations of these protections, including any denials of services or benefits, by contacting or filing a written complaint to

 

E-mail: stvictorfoodpantry@gmail.com

U.S. Mail: 3108 Sierra Rd San Jose CA 95132

 

We must give you this written notice before you enroll in our program or receive services from the program.

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