Nutrition program servicing more than 300 senior citizens

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HARRISON COUNTY, W.Va (WDTV) - Through the Mountaineer Food Bank's Commodity Supplemental Food Program, the Harrison County Senior Center has become the largest supplier of senior boxes in the organization's pilot counties.

Volunteers and employees deliver canned vegetables, meat, juice, milk and other items for the county's neediest senior citizens.

Seniors 60 years or older can qualify if their incomes meet or are below 130% of the federal poverty level.

"We have a lot of seniors in our area that really don't have money to buy their food," said Barbara Oldaker, an administrative assistant with the center.

Oldaker, who helped design the program for the Harrison County Senior Center, said they deliver food to about 325 seniors.

The program is in its pilot phase, and Oldaker hopes they can secure permanent funding in the near future.

If you or someone you love want more information on this program or how to sign up, you can call Oldaker at (304) 623-6795.

In the full story above, you can hear from a beneficiary of the program. She tells 5 News the deliveries have helped her maintain a proper diet.