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Commodity Supplemental Food Program helping senior citizens

Senior citizens in Delaware are getting  free monthly food boxes thanks to the Food Bank of Delaware. They are being given through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) to eligible Delaware senior citizens who are at least 60 years of age. It’s a federal food program that is designed to improve the health of senior citizens. Seniors can get more information by calling Crystal Timmons (Kent and Sussex Counties) at (302) 393-2010.

 

PRESS RELEASE:

Food Bank of Delaware Offers Free Food Relief to

Senior Citizens

The Food Bank of Delaware, in partnership with the state of Delaware, is now

offering free monthly food boxes through the Commodity Supplemental Food

Program (CSFP) to eligible Delaware senior citizens who are at least 60 years of

age.

 

CSFP is a federal food program that is designed to improve the health of senior

citizens. Food for the program is provided by the United States Department of

Agriculture’s Agency of Food and Nutrition Service.

 

The Food Bank currently has the capacity to distribute 2,500 meal boxes to

seniors each month through area sites such as, senior centers, food closets

and senior residences. Boxes include staples such as canned fruits and

vegetables, juice, meats, cereals, milk products, pasta/rice and cheese.

 

“Imagine a life of working hard, providing for your children and, finally, an opportunity to enjoy retirement. You enter retirement and suddenly the financial market is in turmoil, you’ve lost thousands of dollars from your retirement funds, costs continue to increase and the worst recession in 80 years hits,” said Food Bank of Delaware President and CEO Patricia Beebe. “For many Delaware seniors, this scenario is reality.”

 

To register for the program, seniors must meet the following income eligibility guidelines.

 

Family Size
 Monthly Income
 
1
 $1,174
 
2
 $1,579
 
3
 $1,984
 
4
 $2,389
 
5
 $2,794
 
6
 $3,200
 
7
 $3,605
 
8
 $4,010
 

 

The following items are required to sign up for the program: proof of age, proof of residency and proof of income. For more information or to sign up, please contact Naty Russo (New Castle County) at (302) 444-8077 or Crystal Timmons (Kent and Sussex Counties) at (302) 393-2010.

 

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program is an Equal Opportunity Provider.

 

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  1. PAUL HENRY says:

    our combined income is 1597 just over the limit for two people. can anything be done?

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