Senior Nutrition Vouchers
Months of June and July 2014
Five hundred sets of Senior Nutrition Vouchers are being distributed during the months of June and July in Forrest and Jones Counties. Only Senior citizens age 60+ and earning monthly $1800 in a 1-person household or $2,484 for two person households can qualify. The voucher set is worth $25 and must be used at a local farmer’s market for the purchase of fresh, locally grown produce with no cash back. Vouchers are distributed only one time. The Pinebelt Association for Families sponsors two farmer’s markets where all the farmers are certified to receive vouchers: one in East Jerusalem neighborhood in Hattiesburg and one at the Townley Center on Queen Ave. in Laurel. Lots of tomatoes, okra, cucumbers, watermelons, squash, zucchini, peaches, peppers, eggplant and peas.
Undies for a 100 and
Back to School
Some 82 Grandchildren in the PAFF program will receive undies, socks and school supplies for the upcoming school year. Grandfamilies will come together in support groups and enjoy fellowship and pick up their grandchildren’s goodies.
Darden Foundation Grant 2014
We are happy to announce that we have received a $1,000 grant from the Restaurant Community Grants program from the Darden Restaurants Foundation, Inc., the charitable arm of Darden Restaurants. Our local Red Lobster in Hattiesburg, one of the Darden Restaurants, was the donating site. The grant focuses on working with a nonprofit to impact hunger in the community. We will be using the grant funds to support our S.O.S. Program (Serving Our Seniors), providing our low-wealth at-risk senior citizens with fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers and distributors.