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Food bank looks to aid more residents

Photo submitted to Times Observer A Second Harvest Food Bank Senior Box contains fresh cheese, canned, bottled or boxed fruit, vegetables, cereal, juice, meat or fish, and instant or evaporated milk. Second Harvest hopes to sign up at least 140 more seniors for the program immediately.

Second Harvest Food Bank is looking to help more people.

“Second Harvest is actively seeking at least 140 new individuals to register and receive a free Senior Box of food each month in Northwest Pennsylvania,” according to a release. “The Second Harvest Senior Box Program provides free, nutritious food once a month to supplement a recipient’s current grocery needs.”

“The COVID-19 pandemic has created an extraordinary amount of burden for our most vulnerable populations,”CEO Karen Seggi said. “No one should be hungry. Those that register for the Senior Box Program will receive much needed help and stability each month.”

“Each senior food box contains fresh cheese and canned, bottled or boxed fruit, vegetables, cereal, juice, meat or fish, and instant or evaporated milk ,” according to the release.

The guidelines to qualify for a Senior Box including: 60 years or older, Pennsylvania resident, and monthly income — based on household size — not to exceed $1,354 for an individual, $1,832 for a family of two, $2,311 for a family of three, and an additional $479 for each additional family member.

Interested seniors may register by leaving a message at (814) 459-3663 ext. 117 or in person at a Second Harvest registration event.

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