USDA Food Commodities will be distributed at the DCEA Monroe County Neighborhood Service Center at 884 Englewood Road in Madisonville on Thursday, Feb. 21, starting at 9 a.m. and will only last until all food is distributed or until 4 p.m. The distribution is offered through Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority, Inc. and is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

Eligibility is determined at the time of service and is only available to Monroe County residents. Recipients should bring their driver’s license or state I.D. and one or more of the following to the distribution: Food Stamp Card, proof of AFDC, proof of 2019 SSI (awards letter), proof of residence in public housing, proof of current LIHEAP assistance/approval

If an individual does not fit into a category above, then proof of household income should be provided. Recipients must be low-income and fall under the 150 percent of the poverty income guidelines. Recipients must bring their documentation with them each time USDA Commodities are distributed.

If an individual has a need for someone else to pick up the commodities for him or her, a permission slip must be used. This slip must be picked up in advance at the DCEA Monroe County Neighborhood Service Center located at 884 Englewood Road in Madisonville.

No one shall be excluded from participation in or denied benefits based on the grounds of handicap and/or disability, age, race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

For more information, call the DCEA Monroe County Neighborhood Service Center at 423-442-3769.

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