Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Food Bag Program Sign Ups This Week

LABELLE, FL. -- Applications for free monthly food bags are taking place in Hendry and Glades County this week and next week.  30 pounds of canned food, milk and cheese are available monthly for seniors living in the two rural counties. The program is being cut back in coastal Lee, Charlotte and Collier county in favor of seniors living in more rural low income counties.

Starting in July, food will be available for an additional 800 people in Hendry and 300 in Glades county. Hope Health Centers with help from United Way will hand out the food bags each month in Hendry and Glades. If the quota of new clients is not met in those two counties the money not used for the program will be offered in other rural areas around the state.

To qualify for the free food program residents must live in Hendry or Glades counties, be 60 or older and have a gross income at or below 130 percent of the federal poverty guidelines.

Bring these items;
A photo ID (for example – driver’s license, state-issued ID, passport)
If photo ID does not list current address, you must also provide documentation of current address (for example, a lease or phone bill)

Enrollment dates:

May 16, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Nobles Senior Center, 475 East Cowboy Way

Moore Haven
May 18 & 25, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hope Connections, 501 1st St.

May 23 & May 30
Hope Connections, 1200 South W.C. Owen Ave.

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