Free supplemental food program

Published 10:40 am Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The United States Department of Agriculture in conjunction with the Feedmore Central Virginia Food Bank has a monthly supplemental food program for low-income senior citizens — age 60 or older. The Commodity Supplemental Food Program is designed to provide a monthly supplement of wholesome food to help stretch the food dollars of low-income seniors who are vulnerable to malnutrition. Seniors receive a monthly prepackaged, shelf-stable box of food. Seniors who have incomes 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 $302.00 per week or $15,678 per year. The income levels vary with the number of people in the household. If you think you may be qualified, or know somebody who may be qualified and are a resident of Lunenburg County contact the Victoria Salvation Army Unit. The points of contact are Patsy Scott at (434) 321-7535 or Ollie Wright (434) 696-3140.