USDA Commodities Distribution Scheduled for December 18 on St. Croix

USDA Commodities Distribution Scheduled for December 18 on St. Croix

ST. CROIX, USVI – The Virgin Islands Department of Education Special Nutrition Programs will host a drive-through distribution of USDA commodities on St. Croix beginning at 7 a.m. on Dec. 18 at the St. Croix Educational Complex High School. Items will be distributed until depleted.

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. Distribution packages will be limited to one per household.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) uses income, not age, to determine program eligibility. The distribution is for individuals or heads of households identified as needy by meeting the criteria shown below:

  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

 

(This table must accompany all printed press releases)

 

For more information, call Federal Commodities Officer Correy Lettsome at (340) 774-0100 Ext. 2818.

The Bryan-Roach Administration is investing in the Territory’s people, infrastructure, and future through transparency, stabilizing the economy, restoring trust in the government, and ensuring that recovery projects are completed as quickly as possible. Visit www.transparency.vi.gov.

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USDA Commodities Distribution Scheduled for December 18 on St. Croix

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