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Special Nutrition Office Hosts USDA Food Distributions

Elodia Weekly, State Director for the VI Department of Education’s Office of Special Nutrition Programs, reminds interested persons and the general public of upcoming community distributions of USDA Commodities for St. Croix and St. Thomas. The distributions are scheduled for 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on each of the following dates:
Saturday, August 4, 2007 – Charles H. Emanuel Elementary School Cafeteria
• Saturday, August 11, 2007 – Charlotte Amalie High School Cafeteria

The commodity distributions are for all needy persons, including the elderly, who meet the following criteria:
1. A person or Head of household must be a recipient of either:
(a) The Food Stamps Programs
(b) Medical Assistance Program
(c) Be a Tenant of Subsidized Public Housing.
2. Persons who are not recipients of the above programs must have a family income that does not exceed the 185% of the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines for July 1, 2006 thru June 30, 2007, and as follows:


Income Eligibility Guideline for July 1, 2007- June 30, 2008 Income level (185%)
Household size Annual Month Twice per Month Every two (2) Weeks Weekly
1……..
2……..
3……..
4……..
5……..
6……..
7……..
8……..
For each additional
family member
add
18,889
24,420
31,765
38,203
44,641
51,079
57,517
63,955
+6,438
1,575
2,111
2,648
3,184
3,721
4,257
4,794
5,330
+537
788
1,056
1,324
1,592
1,861
2,129
2,397
2,665
+269
727
975
1,222
1,470
1,717
1,965
2,213
2,665
+248
364
488
611
712
859
983
1,107
1,230
+124

Residents are reminded that distribution packages will be given only one (1) per household. To obtain commodity items proper identification must be presented (i.e. Food Stamp Card, Medical Assistance Card, or proof of income for persons completing the Self certification form). Anyone not having proper documentation will not receive commodities. All eligible recipients must bring along sturdy boxes or bags to contain their commodities for transport.
USDA – Special Nutrition Programs is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Persons who believe they have been denied equal opportunity for participation in any of these programs may write to the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20250.
For more information contact Mr. Correy A. Lettsome, Federal Commodities Officer, at (340) 774-9373.

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