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Food Bank Becomes a Commodity Supplemental Food Program Partner

Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley has been selected as a Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) Partner to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Service. The Food Bank has been awarded 500 slots for the CSFP program, which means that an additional 500 senior citizens in the Mahoning Valley will be able to receive the food assistance they need.

CSFP is a federally funded program, administered by the Food and Nutrition Service, an agency of U.S. Department of Agriculture.  The program is designed to improve the health of low-income senior citizens age 60+ and whose household income is 130% or less of the federal poverty guidelines, by providing a supplemental box of food.  The food provided through this program is a good source of nutrients that are often lacking from the diets of the elderly.

“We greatly appreciate being selected as a program partner for the CFSP program,” said Michael Iberis, executive director, Second Harvest Food Bank.  “This program provides another avenue of food distribution to help us reach even more senior citizens in need in the Mahoning Valley,” Iberis added.  Last year, 20% of the people served in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties through the Food Bank’s 148 hunger relief organizations were seniors.

If you would like to receive more information on the CFSP program, or if you are or know a senior citizen that may qualify to participate, please call the Kim Brock at 330.792.5522 ext. 107.

You can download the application form by clicking here: CSFP form. Mail the completed form to:

Second Harvest Food Bank

Attn: Kim Brock, Program Manager

2805 Salt Springs Road

Youngstown, OH 44509