Commodity Supplemental Food Program Temporarily Shifts Amarillo Sites
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, High Plains Food Bank is adjusting the Commodity Supplemental Food Program. Beginning next week, HPFB will distribute Amarillo senior food boxes directly from the East Warehouse, temporarily suspending several community distribution sites, including:
Westley Community Center
Amarillo Senior Citizens Center
Washington Street Family Services
Amarillo distributions will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on these dates:
Thursday, March 26
Friday, March 27
Thursday, April 2
Thursday, April 9
Thursday, April 16
Thursday, April 23
The rural county CSFP distribution schedule currently remains.
CSFP, the largest and most common senior adult food program, provides supplemental groceries to low-income senior adults, ages 60 years and older. Each month, CSFP participants receive a 25-30 pound box of shelf-stable groceries, valued at $60-$70, and a two-pound block of commodity cheese to supplement their diets. 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.
Any senior who meets the USDA eligibility requirements may apply from their vehicle at an upcoming distribution and take home a senior food box the same day. For seniors appointing a representative to pick up a box on their behalf, an Application (English and Spanish) and Proxy Form may be filled out in advance and presented by their appointed representative (proxy), along with proof of acceptable identification.
For more information on the CSFP program, please contact: Brandon Landelius, CSFP Coordinator, at 806-374-8562 or [email protected].