Silver Key in Colorado Springs is expanding the number of clients it serves in Colorado Springs.
Through the Federal Commodity Supplemental Food Program, Silver Key can distribute 200 more food boxes to local seniors. Anyone 60 or over who meets financial guidelines and lives in Colorado Springs or Manitou Springs can quality to receive a monthly box of shelf-stable food. The boxes allow seniors to stretch their food dollar by supplementing their diets with nonfat dry and ultra high-temperature fluid milk, juice, farina, oats, ready-to-eat cereal, rice, pasta, peanut butter, dry beans, canned meat or poultry and canned fruits and vegetables.
Seniors must apply in person and be approved during the application process. They need a picture identification, proof of address and proof of income.
Clients enrolled in the program will receive a bag of Thanksgiving groceries in the month of November, but must be enrolled by Oct. 31.