The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of elderly people at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA commodity foods such as juice, cereal, milk, pasta or rice, peanut butter, canned meat, canned fruits and vegetables and fresh produce. These seniors have monthly incomes less than 130% of the poverty level. Through this USDA program we are able to serve 9,600 clients a month throughout 50 counties.
In Lexington, we perform regular deliveries to seniors receiving food from this program and we need volunteers to help with the distribution. Volunteers are responsible for assembling the food boxes and taking them to clients’ cars using a grocery cart.
Volunteers must be able to:
- Work directly with clients, with or without GPFB staff supervision.
- Make a long-term commitment to a particular shift, as consistency in staffing is important.
- Provide own transportation to and from the CSFP site.
To inquire further about becoming a volunteer for his program, and to sign up, please contact Lisa Satin, 859-288-5331