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December 26, 2006 > Mercy brown bag for seniors

Mercy brown bag for seniors

by Cheryl Galvez

The Mercy Brown Bag Program distributes a grocery bag of nutritional food to low income seniors twice a month.  Bags consist of 10 - 15 items including bread, fresh produce, assorted canned foods and other items depending on availability.

Low income seniors age 60+ are eligible. Only one brown bag is permitted per household. Monthly income limited to $1096 for a single person; $2192 for a household of two or more.

To register, come at the time listed below and bring a picture ID with birth date and current address.  Also bring all sources of income for verification including: SSI, Social Security, Pension, etc.

Participants are asked for an annual voluntary contribution of $10.

New Year Registration - Thursday, January 11, 2007 or come any 2nd or 4th Thursday of any month (excluding Thanksgiving and the 4th Thursday in December)
Registration: 9:00 a.m.
Distribution: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Bags are distributed to registered participants on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at the Newark Community Center, 35501 Cedar Boulevard, in Newark. Distribution site may change during the months of July and August due to a summer program conflict at the Newark Community Center.

Newark Community Center
35501 Cedar Boulevard, Newark
(510) 742-4840.

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