Direct Service Programs - Serving Needy People Directly
Commodity Supplemental Food Program
A federally-funded nutrition program that provides a monthly allotment of 35 pounds
of nutritious supplemental food for persons over age 60 who reside in Butler, Warren
or Preble counties and whose income is at or below 130% of the federal poverty line.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Outreach
Local food pantries and social services agencies host our outreach staff, who provide
program education about, and nutrition benefits of SNAP, offering assistance with
completing application forms; collecting necessary documents, faxing completed applications
to County Job & Family Services and providing follow-up services. This project is
offered in Butler & Warren Counties.
Delivers pre-packed boxes of food & grocery items to three low-income apartment
complexes in the Lakota School District, targeting families whose children have
been identified by the schools as needing supplemental food assistance.
Back Pack Program
Provides nutritious and easy to prepare food to elementary students who are participating
in the free lunch program, to eat on the weekends when other resources may not be
available. This program was developed to meet the basic needs of children who have
been identified by school staff as being in a household that experiences food insecurity
which contributes to behavior, attendance and academic problems in the classroom.
It is offered in all Butler, Preble and Warren County public elementary schools.