Capital Area Community Services (CACS) is taking applications for its Commodity Supplemental Food Program, which provides nutritious foods on a monthly basis to low-income residents of Shiawassee County who are 60 years of age and older. To qualify, individuals must live in Shiawassee County and meet program guidelines. One-person households can have a maximum income of $15,678 to qualify. The maximum income allowed for a two-person household is $21,112, and the maximum income for a three-person household is $26,546. The maximum income level rises by $5,434 for each additional family member.
Food distribution will begin on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Food can be picked up from 10 to 11 a.m. on Nov. 7 at Perry City Hall, located at 203 W. Polly St. in Perry; and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 7 at the Durand Eagles Aerie, located at 5230 S. New Lothrop Rd. in Durand. And then from Wednesday, Nov. 8 until Friday, Nov. 17, food will be available for pickup at Capital Area Community Services, 1845 Corunna Ave. in Owosso, from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. each day.
Shiawassee County residents will also have access to The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) at the aforementioned dates, times, and locations. Maximum income guidelines for (TEFAP) are $24,120 for one-person households, $32,480 for two-person households, and $40,840 for three-person households. For each additional family member, $8,360 is added to the maximum income allowed.
Anyone with questions about either program can call (989) 723-3115.