What to Expect 

We know asking for help can be hard,

please reach out if you have questions that are not covered below. 

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How do I qualify for Barb Food Mart?

Our only requirement is that you have a student in the DeKalb School District, D428

 

Please register using the orange button at the top of the page.  You will be asked to enter your information as well as your child's name and school.  If you aren't able to register online you can call your school secretary.  They will be able to register you as well.  

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What do I do when I get to Barb Food Mart?

We are operating as a no-contact drive thru.  Please stay in your car and follow the signs to the pantry.  You can find a map to the pantry at the top of the page under "get food."  

 

Emptying your trunk helps us move quickly.  If you are not able to empty your trunk please plan to wear a mask while we are loading.  We care about you and your safety.

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Do I need ID?  Medical card? 

Right now we are not checking ID, simply register online.  When you arrive please give us your first name.  

 

We will never ask you for a medical card or proof of income.  Barb Food Mart is open to ALL families in the DeKalb School District. 

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Can I order online? What kinds of food will I get? 

Every Monday morning at 8am we open our online order form.  You can always find the form at the top of this page.  You can choose your shelf stable groceries and let us know about any food restrictions as well as personal items you might need. 

You DO NOT need to order online.  You can always come to pick up a mixed box of groceries.  In addition to the box you will receive any produce, bread, meat and milk that we have that week. 

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Do you have diapers?

We try to stock a variety of personal care items, including toilet paper and soap.  Sometimes we are able to get a limited amount of diapers.  If you are in need of any of these items please put that information on your order form.  The more specific you are the better chance we have of finding an item to meet your needs!  

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What if I cant make it?  Can someone pick up for me?  Can two families come in the same car?

Yes!  You may send someone to pick up for you, please make sure you are registered online.   They will need to give your first name and the last 4 of your phone number when they are picking up.  

2 families can come in the same car.  Just register ahead of time and we will be happy to load the car for both families.  Please keep in mind you will be getting a box and a few bags so we will need extra room to load! 

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Do I have to come every week?

Once you are registered you can come as often as your family needs.  Some families come every week, some come less often.  That is up to you!

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Is Barb Food Mart open all year?  What about summers?

Barb Food Mart is open year round.  We close for 4th of July, Thanksgiving, 2 weeks at Winter Break and Spring Break.