Food assistance available for seniors through Second Harvest

| April 14, 2017

Food Bank Offers Free Pantry Boxes to Qualifying Seniors Beginning Monday 

VALDOSTA – April 13, 2017 – Second Harvest of South Georgia will be accepting applications for the Community Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) beginning Monday, April 17, 2017.

CSFP, a program of the United States Department of Agriculture, works to improve the health of low-income elderly people by providing supplemental food boxes made up of nutritious USDA foods.   These food boxes contain a variety of foods such as shelf-stable milk, juice, pasta, cereal, dry beans, peanut butter, canned meat, poultry or fish, and canned fruits and vegetables.

To qualify, recipients must be at least 60 years of age and meet the program’s income eligibility standards.  Monthly household income must not exceed $1,307 for a household of 1 and $1,760 for a household of 2. For each additional household member, add $453.

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply in person at Second Harvest located at 1411 Harbin Circle in Valdosta.  Applicants must provide proof of age, residency and household income.  Boxes are available on a limited basis.  For complete details, call Second Harvest’s CSFP hotline at (478) 227-2223 or visit

About Second Harvest of South Georgia:  Second Harvest of South Georgia is the largest rural food bank in the state.  It serves a 12,675 square mile region made up of 30 counties.  In addition to its Valdosta headquarters, the food bank has branches in Albany, Douglas and Thomasville.  From these four locations, SHSG serves more than 400 partner agencies through a variety of programs including the Food Bank, Kids Cafe, Mobile Food Pantry, and Teachers’ Harvest.  For more information on Second Harvest of South Georgia, visit

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