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Government surplus food distribution Thursday
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Low-income residents of San Joaquin County will be able to obtain free government surplus food on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 15 locations throughout the county.

Food will be given to those who go to the side in their zip code area and can certify that they are residents of San Joaquin County whose household incomes are within the program guidelines. Total monthly income cannot exceed $1354 for one person; $1,821 for two; $2,289 for three; $2,756 for four; $3,224 for five; and $3,691 for a household of six persons. Recipients must bring proof of their address, zip code, identification and a paper bag.

Area sites and time for the food distribution are the following:

• Manteca Library McFall Room, 320 W. Center Street, Manteca, 7 a.m.

• Lathrop Senior Center, 15557 E. 5th Street, Lathrop, 8 a.m.

• Ripon Community Center, 312 W. 4th Street, Ripon, 7 a.m.

• Escalon CARE Center, 1531 2nd Street, Escalon, 8 a.m.

Participants must bring a grocery bag to help with the distribution.

For more information, call the San Joaquin County Commodity Program at (209) 468-3679 or (209) 468-1053.