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Hunger Project


The Catholic Charities Hunger Project, is a Community Impact Project of United Way of Amarillo/Canyon, provides a free monthly supply of healthy, nutritious food for those living on a fixed income — both those age 55 and over or those with disabilities of any age. This program is a life-saver for individuals with low income in Amarillo and Canyon.

Working with High Plains Food Bank, IFHP purchases food for its own small grocery store. Participants in the InterFaith Hunger Project shop for their own food items allowing them to select food that supports the medical and dietary needs associated with the aging and disabled populations.

The IFHP has many volunteers who help with daily tasks in the store and make food deliveries to home-bound participants. If you would like to volunteer for this program, call us at (806) 376-4571.

IFHP always needs and appreciates donations of groceries (both perishable and non-perishable), as well as financial contributions which we use to purchase groceries from the High Plains Food Bank as well as local grocery stores.

How do people qualify for IFHP?

Applicants must provide proof that they are:

  • At least 55 years old or disabled
  • Low income
    (Examples of income include Employment (including Day Labor), SSI, SI, SSDI, Child Support, Widows Benefits, Retirement, Veterans Benefits, etc.)
  • Eligible for food stamps
    (All head of household must be receiving Food Stamps or have a denial letter to be certified.)

They must also provide:

  • Proof of address
    (Current Rental Agreement or at least two bills in applicant’s name with that address.)
  • Photo ID
  • Proof of household bills
    (Such as: rental receipt, electric bill, gas, water, phone, cable, car payment, insurance, doctor bills, medications receipts, loans and credit cards.)