Food center has immediate openings in county

Published 10:14 am Thursday, September 3, 2009

LAWRENCE COUNTY — Hocking Athens Perry Community Action Regional Food Center has immediate openings in its Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) in Lawrence County.

According to Marilyn Sloan, Regional Food Center food bank manager, CSFP is a federally- funded USDA food and nutrition program for nutritionally at-risk, income-eligible participants 60 and older administrated by Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Each month, more than 4,250 seniors 60 and older in a 10-county region receive a food box of USDA products.

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The monthly food box includes canned fruits, vegetables, juices, meats, dairy and cereal. Boxes are prepackaged at the Regional Food Center in Logan.

Eligibility is based on 130 percent of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.

All income eligible households 60 and older must be able to provide proof of age and residence.

The income guidelines in annual, monthly and weekly installments follow:

One-person household: $14,079 income per year $1,174 income per month, or $271 income per week;

Two-person household: $18,941 per year, $1,579 per month, or $365 per week;

Three-person household: $23,803 per year, $1,984 per month, or $458 per week;

Four-person household: $28,665 per year, $2,389 per month, or 552 per week;

For each additional family member over four add the following: $4,862 per year, $405 per month, or $94 per week.

Applications are available by calling Carla Saum at 800-385-6813, ext. 2221.