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Food Bank Food Box Distribution for Seniors

RHA resident Mildred Jackson receives food box at a Dec. 2020 food distribution event at the RHA Administrative Office.

ROXBORO, N.C.- Roxboro Housing Authority (RHA) partners with Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina to establish Person County's only food distribution site for senior citizens.

Any Person Co. resident that is 60 years of age and older that meets income requirements is eligible to get a free, monthly, 30-pound box of uncooked, shelf-stable food and a block of cheese.

All eligible participants are encouraged to sign-up from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon at RHA's Lee Gardens Community Center located at 808 Lyle St. in Roxboro. 

"We are honored to be selected by the Food Bank to establish a food distribution site for seniors in Person Co.," said Felts Lewis, RHA executive director.  "We have proven to successfully serve the most vulnerable among us by providing and delivering healthy food on a consistent basis.  Staff is ready to take on this important initiative ."

RHA partnered with the Food Bank in May 2020, as a meal distribution site.  Each weekday at lunch time, the former K&W Cafeteria prepared free, hot, nutritious meals for kids and families.  RHA staff set up pick-up sites. Over 250 meals were provided to youths at all RHA sites

Photo I.D, proof of Person County residency and proof of gross monthly household income falling within the eligibility range based upon household size (1 - $1,396, 2 - $1,888, 3 - $2,379, 4 - $2,2.871, 5+ - add $479 per additional household member)

Registered participants will get a monthly food box consisting of the following items:  two liquid milk cartons, four cans of vegetables, two boxes of cereal, two bottles of juice, three meatless proteins, two proteins, two grains and two cans of fruit. 

For more information about the RHA Senior Feeding Program, contact Larry Mayfield, family self-sufficiency coordinator, at (336) 599-8616. Also visit for more information about the Public Housing Authority (PHA) in Person Co.

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