Each month, low-income seniors in Care and Share’s service area can receive a food box filled with cheese, canned fruits and vegetables, cereal and other staples through a federally-funded program called the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). The items available in the food boxes haven’t changed in decades, but the USDA is convening a CSFP Food Package Review Workgroup in early 2017. We’re so excited that Denise Meredith, our USDA Programs Manager, was selected to serve on this exclusive committee to help get healthier, more desirable foods to vulnerable seniors!

Denise will travel to Virginia and Louisiana and participate in conference calls in 2017 to meet with other workgroup members and help redesign the CSFP food boxes to better serve seniors. The program changes will not only be seen in Southern Colorado, but across the nation, in every CSFP recipient’s food box. Denise is eager to share her perspective and provide low-income seniors with nutritional food that they’ll look forward to receiving each month.

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