Commodity distribution is Saturday


CHENEY – Commodity distribution will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. this Saturday.
Distribution will take place at the Cheney Senior Center at 516 N. Main Street. Food commodities are distributed free to those who fall under the income threshold for assistance.
New income guidelines have been implemented. Assistance is provided based on gross monthly income. To be eligible, a household of one person can earn no more than $1,396 monthly. The amount goes up based on household size: two people, $1,888; three people, $2,379; four people, $2,871; five people, $3,363; six people, $3,855; seven people, $4,347; eight people, $4,839. For each additional family member beyond eight people, the income threshold goes up $492.
The Emergency Food Assistance Program is part of a larger county and state network that provides free food items for residents who qualify.
For more information, contact Nancy Zerger at 316-217-1512. All paperwork is kept confidential. If someone can’t make a distribution date, someone else can pick the food up for them that day.
Those picking up commodities will be asked to stay in their vehicles rather than coming into the senior center. Volunteers are needed to help package boxes and deliver them to vehicles. Contact Zerger if you would like to help.