Clients should keep their appointment times as they are currently set. The only change is the date of distribution.
If customers with to be eligible to receive commodities and they do not have a new Red card, they may contact the office to be certified and issued a new card.
Household categories which are eligible to receive the commodities, are as follows: Food Stamp recipient; Families First (former afdc program) recipients; ssi (Supplemental Security Income) recipients; income not exceeding the poverty guidelines; public housing; and lieap (Low-Income Energy Assistance Program) recipients.
Households may prove they meet the criteria by bringing one of the following documents of proof: Food stamps — letter of approval, identification card or inert card that comes form Stamps; Families First — Letter of approval and Families first identification card; SSI — Letter of approval or letter form Social Security; Low-income household — income information; Public Housing — Address identification.
If a person is picking up the commodities for someone else: He must bring a note from the recipient saying he is a predetermined amount of each commodities as long as they last.
Recipients are urged to bring two grocery bags with them. Households should remember that misrepresentation of need, or le or exchange of USDA commodities are prohibited and could result in a fine, imprisonment or both.