Free food kits for eligible seniors

DOWNEY - Local seniors ages 60 and older are invited to participate in the city's Healthy Elderly Adults for Life (HEAL) program, which provides eligible residents with free monthly food kits.The pre-assembled food boxes include protein, canned fruits, canned vegetables, and breakfast and lunch whole grain items. Each kit is supplemented with five pounds of fresh produce. To be eligible, senior citizens cannot earn more than $1,396 per month, or $1,891 per month for two people. The next food distribution will take place this Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center south parking lot.

********** Published: April 25, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 02