TWENTYNINE PALMS – Living on a fixed income can make it hard to buy the things you need when you are a senior citizen. Having to choose between bills and food means your nutritional needs are not being met and it can really affect your long-term health and wellbeing. This shouldn’t be a choice you have to make each month.
Now, there is help for low-income seniors 60 and over. The Community Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) program, sponsored by the USDA and the California Department of Social Services, is a nutrition program that offers seniors free monthly food boxes to supplement other food sources they may have. Boxes include non-perishable canned meats and vegetables, dry goods, shelf stable milk, blocks of cheese and fresh produce
Reach Out Morongo Basin and the 29 Palms Community Food Pantry and Outreach Ministries Inc (Feed 29) have partnered with FIND Food Bank to bring the CSFP Program to the Morongo Basin. Boxes will be distributed the first Tuesday of each month from the Twentynine Palms Senior Center, 6539 Adobe Rd, 29 Palms from 12 noon to 5 pm.
To be eligible for the CSFP program you must be 60 years of age or older and make less than 130% of the Federal Poverty Level. In addition, all clients must PRE-REGISTER to receive boxes. To register come to the Twentynine Palms Senior Center, 6539 Adobe Rd. during regular business hours Monday thru Friday from 9 am – 5 pm. For more information call Reach Out Morongo Basin at 760-361-1410.