Philabundance Looking for Bucks Seniors in Need
By Hilary Bentman Staff writer
PhillyBurbs.com via MSN.com
Philabundance, the region’s largest hunger relief organization, is looking for eligible Bucks County seniors to inquire about receiving monthly food boxes.
The federally funded Commodity Supplemental Food Program provides vital nutrition to the vulnerable senior population on fixed incomes who may be struggling to get food staples. Boxes contain canned and boxed food, including vegetables, fruit, juice, pasta, milk, cereal, canned meat and a non-meat protein. Each box is also accompanied by fresh cheese.
Philabundance needs eligible seniors to apply to ensure that the food stays in Bucks County. To qualify for the program, participants must be 60 years old or older and have an income that is at or below 130 percent of the poverty line.
Interested seniors should call 1-800-319-Food (3663) to be directed to a CSFP food box location near them.
According to the organization, more than 144,000 seniors are at risk of hunger in the Delaware Valley who may qualify for the boxes.