Jun 22, 2010 posted by: Joe Ciccanti-WGMD News
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.
Food Bank of Delaware Offers Free Food Relief to
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
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.
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.