Sign up now for summer senior produce program
Lower-income senior citizens are encouraged to sign up for the annual summer USDA Senior Produce Program.
The islandwide program runs from June 24 to Oct. 3. It will be the 11th year for the 15-week program on the Big Island. The Food Basket will administer the outreach effort, officially called the USDA Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program.
Distribution of locally grown fruits and vegetables is to persons age 60 and over with income less than $24,475 for individuals and $33,022 for couples. One allotment is allowed per household. There are 18 distribution sites islandwide.
Applications can be downloaded at www.foodbaskethi.org and are also available at RSVP in the Kamana Senior Center complex (961-8730) and at the Coordinated Services office at 1055 Kinoole St. (961-8777). The Food Basket is accepting and assisting with applications Monday-Thursday, from 2 to 4 p.m., at 40 Holomua St. in Hilo and Monday-Thursday at 79-1016A East Honalo Road, Kailua-Kona (322-1418).
Rules for posting comments
Comments posted below are from readers. In no way do they represent the view of Oahu Publishing Inc. or this newspaper. This is a public forum.
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content but the newspaper is under no obligation to do so. Comment posters are solely responsible under the Communications Decency Act for comments posted on this Web site. Oahu Publishing Inc. is not liable for messages from third parties.
IP and email addresses of persons who post are not treated as confidential records and will be disclosed in response to valid legal process.
Do not post:
- Potentially libelous statements or damaging innuendo.
- Obscene, explicit, or racist language.
- Copyrighted materials of any sort without the express permission of the copyright holder.
- Personal attacks, insults or threats.
- The use of another person's real name to disguise your identity.
- Comments unrelated to the story.
If you believe that a commenter has not followed these guidelines, please click the FLAG icon below the comment.