CADC seeks volunteers to distribute USDA commodities


    Mt. Ida/Glenwood – Central Arkansas Development Council will distribute USDA commodities July 21-22 in Pike and Montgomery Counties. The food items to be distributed may include cranberry sauce, vegetable soup, spaghetti sauce, potato flakes, vegetarian beans, peanut butter and kosher pink salmon.
    Pike County’s distributions will take place from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and Noon to 3 p.m. at the CADC Glenwood Senior Activity Center at 229 Betty St. and from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 3 p.m. at the CADC Murfreesboro Senior Activity Center at 120 E. Court St., Ste. A.
    Montgomery County’s distribution will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 3 p.m. at the CADC Mt. Ida Senior Activity Center at 158 Senior Dr.
    CADC is seeking community-minded residents to volunteer in the USDA Commodity Distribution program inUSDAFoodsLogo Pike and Montgomery Counties. Volunteers are needed July 20 to help unload and pack food items and July 21-22 to help distribute food to the low-income. This is an assembly line process that is well suited to larger groups of volunteers as well as individuals. 10-15 volunteers are needed for each distribution. Volunteers must be flexible in their hours, as food delivery times may vary. Volunteers must also be committed. To volunteer, contact Evelyn Reed at 501-778-1133 or
    The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal USDA Commodities distribution program designed to help supplement the diets of the low income. CADC distributes TEFAP commodities quarterly in Pike and Montgomery Counties.
    All customers receiving commodities must present identification. To be eligible, income guidelines must be met. Income guidelines for this program are based on 130% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Based on these guidelines, a one-person household must make less than $15,301 per year to qualify for this program. For each additional family member, add $5,408.
    This is an equal opportunity program. In accordance with federal law and US Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. If you believe you have been discriminated against, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC 20250.

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