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FiveCAP senior food distribution date changed to Oct. 28


MANISTEE — FiveCAP, Inc. will be distributing the commodity supplemental food program boxes to income-eligible senior citizens on Oct. 28 (changed from Oct. 14) in Mason, Manistee, Lake and Newaygo counties.

This program is designed to supplement the diets of low-income seniors, 60 and older, a demographic that is often forced to make difficult choices when it comes to spending their fixed income. Good nutrition sometimes takes a backseat to other expenses like utilities and medications.

“Historically, poverty has disproportionately affected our older population,” said FiveCAP Executive Director Mary Trucks. “At the same time that people are aging out of jobs, they are developing costly health care needs. So as their income decreases, their cost of living goes up. CSFP is one of many programs that is helping to make up this difference. Seniors are often forced to choose between essential costs and too often, good, nutritious food is sacrificed so they can afford their medications or pay their utility bills. These boxes provide some of the staples from each food group, and help seniors stretch their grocery budget.”



The boxes always include items such as canned fruits, vegetables and meat, cheese, pasta, beans and juice.

CSFP is open to seniors age 60 and older whose household income is at or below 130 percent of the federal poverty income guidelines, which is $16,588 for a single-person household and increases by $5,824 for each additional person residing in the home. Participants must be enrolled in the program or apply in advance with their county FiveCAP office.


For Manistee County, distribution will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 28 at the Manistee County FiveCAP Office located at 265 1st St. in Manistee. For more information or to apply, call the FiveCAP office in Manistee at (231) 723-8327.

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