Commodity program available in Clay Co.

The Center, Yankton, is now accepting applications for the CSFP in the Clay County area to include Vermillion. This program is designed for over-60 low-income seniors. Income guidelines are monthly income for a single person household is $1,174.00 and for two person household $1579. To apply for the program contact the Center at 1-605-665-4685 for an application.

Proof of income is required. A copy of a bank statement and/or a copy of your Social Security statement will be needed. Yankton office hours are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ask for Aves or Colleen. The program is also open to low income pregnant and breastfeeding women, other new mothers up to one year postpartum, infants, children up to their sixth birthday. (Eligible participants cannot participate in USDA's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) at the same time they participate in CSFP.)

Women-Infants-Children eligibility guidelines are: income up to $1,670 for one person, $2,247 for two people, $2,823 for three people and $3,400 for families of four.

A typical box contains: two boxes of cereal, canned meats, nonfat dry milk, peanut butter, one or two packages of pasta products, two pounds American cheese, three large cans juice, two cans fruit and four cans of vegetables. The commodities are distributed once a month on the third Friday of each month.

You must be able to pick up your box weighing 20 to 35 pounds or have someone accompany you to carry the food box for you.

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