Barton County residents who are interested in participating in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program for Seniors are encouraged to attend a Walk-In sign up event on Monday, March 12, 9:30 to 11:30 am, at the RSVP Office, 1025 Main, Great Bend, KS.
Applying seniors will need to bring three things with them: a valid photo ID or driver’s license for all members of the household, proof of income, and proof of Barton County residency, such as a current billing statement or bank statement, mailed to them at their Barton County address. Seniors must be age 60 or older, Barton County residents, and meet the income guidelines for gross income.
Seniors who sign up at least a week in advance of a pickup/distribution date should have a box available for them to pick up. The next distribution date is April 13.
There are currently two pick-up locations in the county. St. Rose Maintenance Building serves Great Bend and other outlying cities and rural areas except for Hoisington, which has its own distribution site at the Hoisington Food Bank.
Qualifying seniors will receive a food box once per month that includes a variety of foods, such as cheese, nonfat dry and ultra-high temperature fluid milk, juice, farina, oats, ready-to-eat cereal, rice, pasta, peanut butter, dry beans, canned meat, poultry or fish, and canned fruits and vegetables.
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program is a USDA program, and a project of Kansas Food Bank and collaborating partners in Barton County including St. Rose Health Center, RSVP, and Barton County Health Department. For more information, call 316-265-3663, and ask for Debi.