NICA provides food to clients one to twelve times per year, depending on their need, willingness to partner, ability to partner, and availability of resources.
NICA provides food to an average of 900 low-income families and elderly households each month. During focus groups and face-to-face interviews, individuals report that they only come when there is an emergency and they are in need. This is evident in the numbers served. Between Sept. 1, 2015 and Aug. 31, 2016 a little more than 65 percent of the families came one time for food. Only 18.8 percent came twice during that same period. The elderly receive food once a month, because their average monthly income is less than $750.
Partnering can take place in a variety of ways. With more families in need and fewer jobs available, our efforts are focused on committing clients to self-improvement as a condition for receiving food if they are coming more than three or four times during the year.
If you are interested in learning more, or would like to apply for this program, please call us directly at 817-626-1102