LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - 2,000 senior citizens will receive a box of free food every month, starting in October.
The effort steaming from a new program by The South Plains Food Bank and The Commodity Supplemental Food Program will help provide low-income elderly individuals with nutritious, USDA foods.
Before a person can be selected they need first need to qualify. Anyone who wishes to participate must be 60 years or older, and make less than $1,300 a month.
At the screening people will be asked to provide a proof of income, a state ID and a proof of residence.
The screenings will take place at the following locations:
- Friday, September 15th from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Cameron Court Apartments at 1001 N Indiana Ave
- Monday, September 18th from 1:30-3 p.m. at Lubbock Impact at 2707 34th St
- Tuesday, September 19th from 1-2:30 p.m. at The Dream Center, at 1111 30th St
- Wednesday, September 20th from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Holy Ghost Victory Praise at 101 E Tulane St
- Tuesday, September 26th from 10:30 a.m.- depends at Mae Simmons at 2004 Oak Ave
You do not have to live at each screening location to attend the screening being hosted.
Each month organizers will deliver the boxes to the specific screening site where the participant was screened originally, this is where the boxes need to be picked up.
This will not take away anyone's accessibility of food from the South Plains Food Bank.
Each box is based off of the My Plate Food Guide, and weighs around 35 pounds.