Food bank aims to feed 2,000 seniors across the South Plains

Food bank aims to feed 2,000 seniors across the South Plains

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LUBBOCK, TX- The South Plains Food Bank’s new CSFP program has screened over 600 seniors this month, and is looking to raise that number significantly this week.

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program works to improve the health of low-income elderly persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA foods.

Organizations that have partnered with the SPFB will have food boxes delivered to their elderly community once a month at their specific screening sites.

Any senior that participates in the senior food box program is also allowed to have a voucher for food from the food bank.

This program will not take the accessibility of food from the SPFB away from any of its participants.

Screenings for this program will continue this week.

Details for these screenings are below.

• Tuesday, September 26th from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Mae Simmons Senior Center

• Wednesday, September 27th from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Park Meadows Villas

• Thursday, September 28th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Littlefield

• Saturday, September 30th from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at South Plains Food Bank

A list of items that need to be brought to the screenings, as well as what qualifies someone for the program is attached.

All food boxes will be delivered to each screening site for pickup.

The SPFB is hoping for big turnouts at the screenings this week. The more seniors that can be reached, the more seniors who don’t have to choose between paying for medicine or paying for food. This program is a great opportunity for the elderly community, and the SPFB is excited to be a part of it.

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