2011-03-12 / Potter County News

Free food program for low-income senior citizens

Potter County Area Agency on Aging reports that there are openings for a federal government program that provides food to low-income citizens who are 60 or older.

Each food package typically contains four cans of vegetables, two bottles of juice, two packages of fruit, one protein (chicken, beef, or tuna), one non-meat protein (e.g. peanut butter), one carbohydrate (e.g. pasta, rice), cereal (rolled oats, rice cereal), powdered or evaporated milk, and cheese.

Food boxes can be picked up on designated dates at the local senior centers or at Potter County Human Services in Roulette.

To participate in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program, income-eligible individuals must register in advance by calling (814) 544-7315 or 1-800-800-2560.

Income limits are: single, $271 weekly, $1,174 monthly, $14,079 annually; two-person household, $365, $1,579, $18,941; three, $458, $1,984, $23,803; four, $552, $2,389, $28,665; five, $645, $2,794, $33,527; for each additional household member, add $94, $406 or $4,862.

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