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The HSRC Food Pantry is available to food insecure students, staff, and community members. If you already receive any other form of assistance (SNAP, TANF, SSI, etc) you are eligible to receive food from the pantry as needed per month. You do not need to be an OSU staff or student to get food from our pantry. The only eligibility requirement is that individuals and/or families meet income requirements. You are eligible if you (or your family) have an income less than or equal to the numbers in the table below.
You do not need to provide identification, proof of income, or verification of household size. When you come to the HSRC Food Pantry, you'll simply sign a statement that you meet these qualifications.
|Monthly income goes up $681 for each additional person|
Your household size is the size of how many people you share food with. If you have three roommates but everyone keeps their food separate, you are a household of one person. If you live with your three siblings and your grandmother and everyone cooks together, you are a household of five people.
Your income can be roughly approximated as any money you make, plus money you might get regularly from parents or family members, plus any financial aid refunds you get. If your financial aid goes to your school tuition bill and you don't see any refunds, don't include that as you calculate your income level.
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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.