If you are 60 or older, live in Fayette County and your household meets certain income guidelines you could be eligible for free food through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program.
What are the household guidelines? You could be eligible if your household includes one person and your monthly income before deductions is $1,287; if it includes two people and your monthly income before deductions is $1,736; your household includes three people and your income before deductions is $2,184 or your household has four people and your monthly income before deductions is $2,633.
You can apply at the Lexington Senior Citizen Center, 195 Life Lane, Lexington. Jennifer Garland helps coordinate the program. You can call her at 859- 278-6072.
You will need to provide proof of age, address and income for each member of your household.
Foods you’ll receive include: juice, cereal, cheese, peanut butter or beans, pasta, canned meat, canned fruits and vegetables and evaporated milk.
After you apply, you will receive a letter telling you whether you have been approved. Food will be distributed on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Lexington Senior Center.
If the program becomes full, your name will be placed on a waiting list and you will will start receiving food as soon as possible. Currently, the program is accepting applications, but there is a waiting list.