GOCAA helps provide nutrition


June 4, 2021

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe TWO VOLUNTEERS share a laugh as they fill boxes for a Wednesday distribution of food boxes for The Emergency Food Assistance Program at VFW Post 3673 in Bessemer. They are, from left, Janice Hlavacek and Jeanne Franklin.


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Area residents in need of groceries can find both relief and support in two federal programs aimed at helping persons who meet requirements relating to income, age and location.

According to Linda Cossi of the Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency in Bessemer, the Food and Nutrition Service - an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture - offers both of the following programs:

1. The Commodity Supplemental Food Program is a monthly program aimed at seniors age 60 and older with a household income at or below 130% of federal poverty income guid...

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