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Commodities distribution is Sept. 11

Posted on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 10:00 am

The South Central Human Resources Agency announced last week that the next U.S. Department of Agriculture Commodities distribution will be Thursday, Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Commodities will be distributed to eligible residents on a first come, first serve basis at the American Legion Building on county Route 129 in Lynchburg.

Eligibility is based on total household income that is within the income guidelines. Anyone receiving aid from one of the following programs is eligible for USDA Commodities: SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps), Families First, SSI, LIHEAP or proof of residency in Public Housing.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410, or call 1-866-632-9992.

The Commodity Supplemental Food Programs is a Federally funded program, which works to improve the health of low-income pregnant and breastfeeding women, other new mothers up to one year postpartum, infants, children up to age six, and elderly people at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA foods. USDA purchases food and makes it available to CSFP state agencies and Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs).