The first Commodity Supplemental Food Program registration event will be held in Perryton by the High Plains Food Bank.
Participants receive a 25-30 pound box of shelf-stable groceries, valued at $60-$70, and a 2-pound block of commodity cheese to supplement their diets.
Tina Brohlin with the Food Bank.
“We’re excited to expand the CSFP program to Perryton,” said Zack Wilson, executive director of High Plains Food Bank. “In partnership with Jireh Outreach, which will serve as an appointed proxy for seniors in their community, we will be able to provide supplemental food assistance to more low-income seniors in Ochiltree County.”
Distribution will take place on Friday, January 24th from 10 a.m. to noon at Jireh Outreach, 205 South Colgate in Perryton.
Contents include a rotating menu of items including canned fruits, vegetables, animal proteins, cereal, dry beans and rice, pasta, peanut butter, liquid milk, and dry milk on alternating months.
High Plains Food Bank distributes CSFP boxes monthly at 15 Amarillo sites, 1 Canyon site, and at 5 rural sites that include Childress, Hedley, Tulia, Pampa, and Borger.