Program offered for low-income seniors

Published 1:31 pm Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), in conjunction with the Feed More Central Virginia Food Bank, is initiating a monthly supplemental food program for low-income senior citizens (age 60 and older) in the area.

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) is designed to provide a monthly supplement of wholesome food to stretch the food dollars of low-income seniors who are vulnerable to malnutrition.

Seniors who have income below 130 percent of the poverty level are eligible for this program. For example, for a single person, this income level would be less than $297 per week or $15,444 per year.

For more information, contact the Victoria Salvation Army Unit. The points of contact are Patsy Scott at (434) 696-3439 or Ollie and Sue Wright at (434) 696-3140.