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Bedford Seniors Can Receive Box Of Food Staples Tuesday
Updated November 16, 2015 7:29 AM
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(BEDFORD) - The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) operated by the Hoosier Hills Food Bank is currently enrolling seniors to receive a monthly box of needed food.

The 40-pound box contains items including: two boxes of cereal, two bags of pasta, two bottles of juice, two cartons of shelf-stable milk, canned fruits and vegetables, a protein item such as beans or peanut butter, a can of beef stew, and a two-pound block of cheese.

Once a senior is enrolled in the program, he or she is guaranteed a box every month.

Seniors can pick up their box in:

  • Bedford: Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Community Fellowship Church, 508 Fellowship Drive.
  • Mitchell: Nov. 19, from 1:30- 3:30 p.m. at First Church of God, 405 N. 12th St.

To qualify, a person must be 60 years of age or older and earn a total household income of 130 percent or less of the Federal Income Poverty Level. For a one-person household this is $1,276 a month or $15,301 a year; for a two-person household this is $1,726 a month or $20,709 a year.

For more information, call the Food Bank at (812) 334-8374 or toll-free at (866) 914-4432.

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