October 15, 2021
St. Croix USDA Commodities Distribution Postponed Until Oct. 30
ST. CROIX, USVI – The planned Oct. 16 distribution of USDA commodities on St. Croix has been postponed to Sat., Oct. 30 at 7 a.m. at the St. Croix Educational Complex High School.
Items will be given away, while supplies last.
To obtain commodities, proper identification must be presented. A self-certification form must be completed on-site, where participants are required to provide information about their gross income. Anyone unable to provide satisfactory information to the distribution site staff will not receive a commodity package. Participants should bring sturdy boxes or bags to assist with the transport of the food packages. The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) uses income, not age to determine program eligibility. The distribution is for all needy persons meeting the criteria shown below. Distribution packages will be limited to one per household.
Individuals or heads of households eligible to receive the commodities must be identified as needy by meeting one of the following criteria:
1. A person or head of household whose gross family income does not exceed the 185% of the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines for July 1, 2021 thru June 30, 2022 (see income eligibility guideline table below).
2. A person or Head of household that is a client of any of the following income certified assistance programs:
1. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
2. Medical Assistance Program
3. Be a Tenant of a Subsidized Public Housing program
|ANNUAL Not more than $ 23,107||MONTHLY Not more than $ 1,926||WEEKLY Not more than $445|
|Household size 2 $31,284||$ 2,607||$ 602|
|Household size 3 $ 39,461||$ 3,289||$ 759|
|Household size 4 $ 47,638||$ 3,970||$ 917|
|Household size 5 $ 55,815||$ 4,652||$ 1,074|
|Household size 6 $ 63,992||$ 5,333||$ 1,231|
|Household size 7 $ 72,169||$ 6,015||$ 1,388|
|Household size 8 $ 80,346||$ 6,696||$ 1,546|
|For each add’l family member, add 8,177||$ 682||$ 158|
For more information, call Federal Commodities Officer Correy Lettsome at (340) 774-0100 Ext. 2818.
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CIVIL RIGHTS NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877- 8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
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