MHI administers the USDA’s Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) that provides senior citizens with nutritious food. National figures indicate that eighty percent of those served will be senior citizens. Participants who meet income guidelines will receive a monthly food package that includes items such as canned meat, vegetables, fruits, fruit juices, potatoes, and hot and cold cereal. According to the USDA, these packages do not provide a complete diet but provide a good source of nutrients typically lacking in the diets of senior citizens. MHI provides additional food groups as our resources allows through the generosity of Johnson County Community support.
Our focus is to feed hungry senior citizens by distributing food to them throughout our communities, and educate the public about the nature of hunger and solutions to these growing problems.
Applicants must be 60 Years and Older 130% Under Federal Poverty Guidelines Amounts valid from April 2013 provided below:
Family Size Annual Monthly Weekly
1 $14,521 $1,211 $280
2 $19,669 $1,640 $379
3 $24,817 $2,069 $478
4 $29,965 $2,498 $577
5 $35,113 $2,927 $676
6 $40,261 $3,356 $775
7 $45,409 $3,785 $874
8 $50,557 $4,214 $973
To apply for the CSFP or any additional information please contact Marilyn Bonner at (660) 747-5608 Monday thru Wednesday 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.
Feed Your Mind
In many ways, America is the land of plenty. But for many senior citizens in our area, hunger is a reality. Many people believe that the problems associated with hunger are confined to small pockets of society, certain areas of the country, or certain neighborhoods, but the reality is much different. It’s time to educate ourselves about hunger and how each of us can fight it. The more you know, the more you can help.