Carson City Commodity food distribution is March 18 |

Carson City Commodity food distribution is March 18

Friends In Service Helping, or FISH, is distributing free USDA Commodity Foods to Carson City families 9-11 a.m. Friday, March 18 at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St. No one will be admitted before 9 a.m.

Families must sign an issuance sheet at the Community Center certifying their household’s annual income doesn’t exceed federal poverty guidelines — which are monthly gross income of $1,471.25 for a single and $1,991.25 for a couple. For each additional member, add $520. Anyone declaring overly large families will be asked for proof of family members.

Proof of Carson City residency and a photo identification or driver’s license is required. Food may be picked up for those unable to attend by bringing a signed note from them and their photo identification.

This month’s foods include: canned pears, mixed fruit, diced tomatoes, cranberry sauce, dried cranberries, pinto beans, cranberry juice, frozen orange juice and frozen chicken leg quarters.

For more information, call the State of Nevada Department of Agriculture at 775-353-3601, or FISH at 775-882-3474.