Central Texas Food Bank Free Food to those Age 60+ in Killeen Part 2


WHAT:

The Central Texas Food Bank will distribute free food to eligible adults who are age 60 and older at August and September distribution events in Killeen. Attendees will receive food boxes weighing approximately 30 pounds that include cheese, milk, canned goods, cereal, rice/pasta, and more.While these are primarily designed as drive-through events, there will be a separate line for those arriving on foot, by bus, or on a bicycle. It is recommended that attendees without vehicles bring containers in which they can carry the food, as it will be boxed and may be difficult to carry

The distributions are part of the Food Bank’s Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), which provides each participating low-income senior age 60 or older with a free monthly groceries.

To qualify for these food distributions, recipients must be at least 60 years of age and provide identification that includes date of birth. They must also meet these income guidelines:

A limit of $1,396 per month for a household of 1

A limit of $1,888 per month for a household of 2

WHEN & WHERE:

Thursday, August 12 and Thursday, September 9

Southside Church of Christ

1505 Trimmier Road, Killeen, 76541

10:00 a.m. - Noon

WHO:          The Central Texas Food Bank

WHY:          

Hunger is a serious issue in Central Texas and the Central Texas Food Bank is committed to serving all those in need. In addition to these special distributions, Central Texans can also access food through our network of partner pantries and mobile food pantry distributions throughout Central Texas. For the latest information on getting help, go tocentraltexasfoodbank.organd click on “Find Food Now”. Once you find the distribution site nearest you, please call them to confirm their hours of operation since things are changing rapidly. You can also call 2-1-1 for the latest information.

The Food Bank stands ready to help all Central Texans, but we continue to see elevated demand for our services, straining our resources. So if you’re able to help, we need monetary donations and volunteers. Please donate and explore volunteer opportunities atcentraltexasfoodbank.org.

ABOUT THECENTRAL TEXAS FOODBANK

The mission of CentralTexasFood Bank is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in the fight against hunger. Foundedin 1981, the Food Bank provides food and grocery products through a network of nearly 300 Partner Agencies andnutrition programs, serving nearly 75,000 people every week. Headquartered in Austin, the Food Bank serves 21 counties inCentralTexas,an area about twice the size of Massachusetts.Formore information on the Food Bank and its programs, visitcentraltexasfoodbank.org.


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