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Senior food box program to begin in Frontenac 

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FRONTENAC, Kan. — The Kansas Food Bank and Sacred Heart Community Food Pantry in Frontenac are introducing a USDA program to help provide monthly food boxes to low-income seniors.  The Commodity Supplemental Food Program will be available in Frontenac to persons age 60 and above who qualify by meeting income requirements.  Distribution will start in January. 

The 2022 income guidelines are gross income before Medicare or any other type of expense is deducted from Social Security check or wages and household size. One person with a gross income of $1,473; two people with an income of $1,984; three people with an income of $2,495; four with an income of $3,007; five with an income of $3,518; six with an income of $4,029. 

"We are very excited to start this program in Frontenac to help provide more food for low-income seniors" said Craig Hubbard, Food Security Coordinator at the Kansas Food Bank.  "This additional safety net will help ensure our seniors do not have to make hard choices between paying for food or paying for their medicine." 

Interested seniors must fill out an application and provide the following:  proof of ID, proof of income (Social Security Statement) and proof of address.  Once approved, they will receive a monthly box. Applications can be received via mail by calling the Kansas Food Bank at 316-265-3663.  

Food packages include a variety of foods, such as nonfat dry and ultra-high temperature fluid milk, cheese, juice, farina, oats, ready-to-eat cereal, rice, pasta, peanut butter, dry beans, canned meat, poultry or fish, and canned fruits and vegetables. 

For more information, contact Craig Hubbard, Food Security Coordinator, at 316-265-3663 or by email at chubbard@kansasfoodbank.org. 

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