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Latest News – May 17

Supplemental Food Distribution Near Saguache

The next Supplemental Commodity Distribution and CSFP will be tomorrow Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. at the commodity building at 505 3rd Street in Saguache. They will also be in Center earlier the same day from 10:30 a.m. to Noon at the Kiwanis Building at 5th & Broadway. Food Box Canon City 

If available, please bring proof of income, residency, and photo id. If you are having someone pick up for you, don’t forget to send in your proxy form.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Seniors Saving Money with SHED in Saguache Today

Saguache County seniors are taking advantage of the SHED (Saguache Healthy Elders Discount) program and saving hundreds of dollars every week at the 4th Street Food Store.

The weekly truck arrives with more food to re-stock the shelves at the 4th Street Food Store in downtown Saguache. Photo: Saguache Today/Lynn Nowiskee.

To sign up for SHED membership, you must be 60 years of age or older and reside in Saguache County.  Members receive a 20% discount on all food purchases at the nonprofit grocery.  Ride-share and/or grocery delivery service also is available through SHED.

The program, started last fall with generous support from the Saguache County commissioners, is intended to help seniors on fixed incomes who earn too much to qualify for other assistance but still struggle to make ends meet. 

Participation is increasing steadily as awareness of the program grows.   Nearly 40% of our customers now are taking the SHED discount, and we encourage eligible residents to do so as needed.

From squash to cherries, summer’s fruits & vegetables are coming soon to 4th St Food Store.

With the discount, on prices already significantly lower than those offered at comparable health or local food stores, low-income residents no longer need to drive 100 or so miles roundtrip to shop for healthy choices.

That saves time, gas money, wear and tear on vehicles, and it keeps more tax dollars in Saguache County.

The 4th Street Food Store, a nonprofit project of Saguache Works, is dedicated to providing affordable access to fresh, healthy food, to supporting Valley food producers and to creating jobs for area residents. Lower prices, and SHED discounts, leave very little margin to cover overhead expenses and to pay store staff.   Saguache Works very much appreciates, therefore, those senior customers who can afford to pay full price and decline to take food discounts.

To sign up for SHED, or to inquire about ride services, stop by the 4th Street Food Store, at 404 4th St. in downtown Saguache, or call 719-655-0216.

Latest News – February 23

Supplemental Food Distributed Friday in Saguache 

The next Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) Distribution will be held tomorrow, FRIDAY, Jan. 24 in Saguache from 1 – 3:30 p.m. at the Community Building, 505 3rd Street. Food Box Canon City The program will be held in conjunciton with the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) and supplemental distribution, so this is the time to stock the cupboards.

 

spacerRides, Food Available for Saguache Area Elders

Dozens of Saguache County Seniors have signed up for the Saguache Healthy Elders Discount (SHED) program at the 4th Street Food Store. Saguache Works is seeking to serve more qualified citizens.

The 4th Street Food Store provides residents with fresh, healthy food options, as well as job and volunteer opportunities. Photo: Saguache Today

The 4th Street Food Store provides residents with fresh, healthy food options, as well as job and volunteer opportunities. Photo: Saguache Today

Thanks to a generous grant from the Saguache County Commissioners, a 20% discount on food purchases is available to Saguache County residents 60 or older. Ride share and delivery services are provided to those lacking in transportation or unable to get out and shop.

The program is intended to help those who may earn too much to qualify for other assistance, but will struggle to make ends meet.

Please let Saguache Works know if someone in your family or friends is in need of any of these SHED services, which are provided by volunteers. Rides are also provided to elders wishing to participate in chair exercises or other fitness programs offered at BeFit Studio.

Saguache County Public Health has identified obesity and inactivity as the most serious threat to public health countywide and Saguache Works is attempting to address these problems by offering healthy food at affordable prices and free access to exercise programs for residents of all ages.

For more information, or to sign up for SHED, please stop by the 4th Street Food Store at 404 4th Street in downtown Saguache or call 719-655-0216.