Senior Watch: Commodities Program and Furry Friends Food Bank

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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) Kelly Adams from Eastern Area Agency on Aging is in for this weeks Senior Watch talking about the Commodities program and the fundraiser going on for the Furry Friends Food Bank.

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program works to improve the health of low income elderly people by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA foods.

The program provides a monthly 30 lb box of food to low-income seniors.

Each box contains shelf stable food such as juice, canned fruits and vegetables, cereal, peanut butter, pasta/rice, high temperature fluid milk, canned meat or fish and a 2 lb block of cheese.

To be eligible you must be 60 years or older and at or below 130% of the federal poverty income guidelines ($1,307/single person or $1760/per couple)

2.2 million pounds of food have been distributed since the program started in 2010.

New distribution locations starting in January 2019 are Feeding Bangor located at 102 Garland Street in Bangor and the Lagrange Town Office located at 5791 Bennoch Road.

Green Acres Kennel Shop is once again teaming up with the Eastern Area Agency on Aging Furry Friends Food Bank with a fundraiser.

The fundraiser runs until December 26th.

Last year Green Acres Kennel Shop raised a total of $8,172. This years goal is $8,000.

To donate or learn more about the fundraiser you can go to greenacres-donate.com.

For more information on the commodities program you can call 941-2865 or email Kelly at kadams@eaaa.org