South Plains Food Bank screening hundreds for new food box progr

South Plains Food Bank screening hundreds for new food box program

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The South Plains Food Bank implements a program focusing on food vulnerable seniors. 

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program has already screened more than 300 applicants, with the capacity to serve more than 2,000.

It will help improve the health of low-income people 60 and over, by providing nutritious USDA-approved foods like cereal and other dry goods. The food boxes will be delivered monthly to specific screen sites via several partner organizations.  

Food bank employees are excited to bring this program to Lubbock, because of the benefits it will have.

"We were definitely going to be able to target a population that has a really high food insecurity rate. For seniors, a lot of the time they're making the choice between paying for rent, paying their bills, paying for medication that they need to save their lives and buying food. Knowing that we can take this program, we can go actually to our seniors, that makes it so much easier on these families to make sure they're getting the food that they need," Director of Development Meagan Bratton said.

Program participants will also qualify for vouchers for food directly from the food bank. If you missed this morning's screening, call and schedule an appointment at the food bank to get set up with a box.


(Press Release)

The South Plains Food Bank has implemented a new program that aims to reach more senior citizens of the South Plains community by delivering a food box directly to those in need. 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.

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About the South Plains Food Bank Food banking solves two problems ... hunger and waste. The South Plains Food Bank, Inc. is a humanitarian resource responsible for securing, growing, processing, and distributing food to charitable organizations and persons in need. South Plains Food Bank, Inc. also strives to provide opportunities for persons to break out of the poverty cycle. The South Plains Food Bank is committed to alleviating hunger and giving hope to the hungry. We touch 1 in 8 people across the South Plains and serve over 57,000 people each year. The South Plains Food Bank also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve through our Kids Cafe program, Mobile Pantry program, and GRUB, Growing Recruits for Urban Business, program. Our vision is to see a hunger-free community. Visit www.spfb.org for more information or find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

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