Do you know a Milbank senior – age 60 and over – who is struggling to make ends meet? Do they sometimes have to choose between buying groceries and paying their bills?
The Senior Box Program might be just the help they need to keep nutritious food on their table. According to Brenda Munson who spearheads the program, the supplemental food program distributes a 25-pound box of non-perishable food and a two-pound block of fresh cheese once a month to seniors in need.
Munson says the USDA program, administered by Feeding South Dakota, has been in operation in the state for over eight years, and she took over its coordination in Milbank about two years ago.
At a minimum, she says, the box contains: shelf-stable milk, canned vegetables, canned meat or an entrée such as beef stew or chili, beans, juice, cereal, pasta or rice, and canned fruits. Residents interested in receiving a box must request and fill out a form in advance. The food is delivered to Milbank once a month and is available for pick up at the Valley Baptist Church.
Questions? Ready to sign up to receive your box? Call Brenda at 605.880.0135.