February is the month to recertify, or sign up for the first time, for the Red River Council on Aging’s Food for Seniors program. Sign up at the Council on Aging on Front Street, or call 932-5721 for more information.

The Journal talked with Regina Horton, the Certifying Clerk of the program. Horton says the program is for residents of Red River Parish who are 60 or older. There are also income guidelines established by USDA that must be met.

Horton says “We’re recertifying people currently in the program, but the deadline is the end of February.” She adds “Anyone in the parish who meets the guidelines can join the program.”

The Red River Council on Aging’s Food for Seniors program is in cooperation with Catholic Charities. Distribution days in 2017 are March 13th, May 8th, July 10th, September 11th, and November 13th. Food boxes will be distributed from 8:30 am to 11:00 am on each of those days.

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