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Food Bank of North America seeking extra participants for local food program

NOW: Food Bank of North America seeking extra participants for local food program

ELKLHART, Ind. – The Food Bank of North America is searching for more people to get involved with the Commodity Supplemental Food Program.

The program is aimed at assisting low income seniors.

“I think what we don’t realize is our seniors are living on a fixed income. A lot of our seniors are dependent on medication,” Brandy love said, who is the Agency Relations Director for Food Bank of America. “These medications are draining them.”

Participants who want to join the program must pre-certify and provide photo identification with proof of age and address. They must also know their household’s annual or monthly income.

People are also allowed to visit their local food pantry or soup kitchen even if they are involved in the program.

The food bank wants to add 50 additional participants in Elkhart.

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