662-320.2001 Ext. 1113
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) was established to provide nutritious commodities to help State and local agencies supplement food resources to low-income seniors. Through local agencies, each participant receives a monthly package of commodities, based on food package guide rates developed by the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and
Nutrition Services (FNS). Food packages include items such as milk, cereal, juices, canned fruits and vegetables, canned meat/non-meat protein items, and grain products such as pasta or rice.
The Mississippi Food Network (MFN) administers the CSFP under an agreement with the State Department of Health/WIC Program to receive, re-package and distribute the donated USDA supplemental foods through local charitable/non-profit agencies in the authorized counties. The Golden Triangle Planning and Development District became the local site in Oktibbeha County to distribute Commodity Supplemental Food Boxes (CSFP) on August 7, 2014. We distribute over 150 boxes each month to low-income seniors age 60 and older who qualify for the program.
A few volunteers are needed on the first Thursday of each month to help deliver these Commodity Supplemental Food Boxes between the hours of 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM.
Volunteers need to be able to lift and carry heavy boxes.
To volunteer, contact Melody Bensend at 662.320.2001 Ext. 1113 or MCorbell@gtpdd.com.
Parents and children are invited and encouraged to get involved.
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