Commodity program available in Clay County

The Center, Yankton is now accepting applications for the commodity surplus food program 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 and for two person household $1,579.   

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.

 You will receive a postcard of approval after you submit your application and proof of income.  You may then pick up the commodities on Thursday at the Food Pantry. You must be able to pick up your box weighing 20-35 pounds or have someone accompany you to carry the food box for you. Location of pick up shall be the Trinity Lutheran Church located at 816 E. Clark St.

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. Applications are also available by contacting the Vermillion Senior Center at 624-8072, BUT must be returned to The Center, 900 Whiting Drive, Yankton, SD 57078 attn: Aves Sejnoha.

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