USDA commodities to be distributed at St. John's Sprauve School

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A distribution of bonus USDA commodities will take place on St. John from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Julius E. Sprauve School cafeteria.

The distribution is for all needy persons meeting a specified criteria and not just for senior citizens, State Special Nutrition Programs Director Angela Frett said in a statement released Wednesday.

Distribution packages will be limited to one per household.

Senior citizens 60 years and older must meet the Income Eligibility Requirements to receive commodities.

To be eligible, other individuals or heads of household must meet one of the following criteria:

- A person or head of household who is a client of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; the Medical Assistance Program; or is a tenant of subsidized public housing.

- Persons who have a family income that does not exceed the 185 percent of the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines for July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013.

Proper identification such as a SNAP card, Medical Assistance Card or proof of income for persons completing the self certification form must be presented.

Commodities will not be given to people without proper documentation, and recipients must bring sturdy boxes or bags to carry the commodities.

For more information, contact Federal Commodities Officer Correy Lettsome at 774-0100 ext. 2818.

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