Saguache Works announced a new program to help make healthy food affordable to low-income elders.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Saguache County Commissioners, beginning this Friday, Oct. 15, the 4th Street Food Store will offer a 20% discount on food purchased by eligible seniors. To receive a “Saguache Healthy Elders Discount” (SHED) membership card, you must show proof of Saguache County residence and be 60 years of age or older.
The program is intended to serve elders on fixed incomes who earn too much to qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) but still struggle to be able to afford fresh and nutritious food. SHED members are invited to use the discount as needed.
To sign up for the program, stop by the Food Store, at 404 4th St. in downtown Saguache. Please let us know if transportation is an issue, if you are homebound and unable to get to the store, or if you know of anyone else requiring delivery services.
SHED members who are able will be invited to give back, as regular store volunteers, occasional helpers or drivers. With your support, the 4th Street Food Store, a nonprofit project of Saguache Works, is working to develop a ride-sharing program and food delivery service for those in need.
For more information, or to help in any way, please call 719-655-0216.