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Second senior brown bag starting up on March 3
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Low-income seniors can get help with their groceries.

Second Harvest Food Bank is establishing a second brown bag program distribution site in Manteca where qualified senior citizens can secure bags of groceries twice-a-month for $12 a year.

Sign-ups are being taken daily from 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane.

The regular distribution days are the first and third Wednesday. The initial distribution will be March 3. You must sign up prior to receiving groceries on that date. You can, however,  sign up on March 3 for future grocery distributions.

Single seniors can make up to $11,510 and still qualify for the grocery distribution. Two-member senior households may not make more than $21,610.

The Second Harvest Food Bank is making a concerted effort to make sure the senior brown bag program has more fresh produce than in the past.

There are already 200 seniors who receive twice-a-month groceries at a senior brown bag site operated out of the Manteca Presbyterian Church.