A distribution of bonus USDA commodities will take place on St. John from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Julius E. Sprauve School cafeteria, according to a press release issued Wednesday from State Special Nutrition Programs Director Angela Frett.
“This distribution is for all needy persons meeting the criteria listed below and not just for senior citizens,” Frett said. “Distribution packages will be limited to one per household.”
Senior citizens 60 years and older must meet the income eligibility requirements to receive commodities. Other individuals or heads of household must be identified as needy by meeting one of the following criteria to be eligible for commodities:
1. A person or head of household that is a client of any of the following income certified assistance programs:
(a) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
(b) Medical Assistance Program
(c) A tenant of subsidized public housing
2. Persons who are not participants or clients of the above programs must have a family income that does not exceed the 185 percent of the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines for July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.
The Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines for July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013 income levels (185 percent) are as follows:
Household size. . . .Annual Income
For each additional family member add …$7,326
Proper identification such as a SNAP card, Medical Assistance Card or proof of income for persons completing the self-certification form must be presented. Commodities will not be given to persons not having proper documentation. Recipients must bring along sturdy boxes or bags to carry the commodities.
For more information on St. John’s USDA commodities distribution, contact Federal Commodities Officer Correy A. Lettsome at 774-0100, ext. 2818.
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