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Senior produce program delayed

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The Madera County Food Bank announced Monday that it is delaying for two weeks a senior nutrition program due to insufficient amounts of produce.

The food bank’s office manager said the Senior Nutrition and Produce Program was scheduled to return Thursday after an almost two-year hiatus.

“The food bank was expecting sufficient amounts of produce to come from Salinas, but we were recently notified that they had a limited supply and we were not able to receive any,” office manager Michelle Ruiz said in a press release.

The SNAPP program provides fresh fruit and vegetables to seniors age 55 and older. The program was canceled last season and only lasted a few weeks in the 2010 season due to funding issues...


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