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Food bank’s senior nutrition program to start next month

The Madera Community Food Bank will reinstate its Senior Nutrition and Produce Program (SNAPP) next month, after an almost two-year hiatus, officials announced this week.

“We will give fresh fruits and vegetables to senior citizens 55 and older,” said the food bank’s office manager, Michelle Ruiz. “The program is to help us meet the needs of senior citizens. A lot of times they are on a fixed income and don’t get the nutritional foods and produce that they need in their diets.”

Because of lack of funding, the SNAPP program was cancelled last season and only lasted a few weeks in the 2010 season, Ruiz said.

The first giveaway will be at Lions Town & Country Park from 7 to 9 a.m. on April 5, weather permitting. The food bank asks eligible seniors bring their own bags or carts to transport the food...


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