F.U.N. Group food box program accepts EBT payments

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Friends Uniting Neighbors Group volunteers prepare and distribute food boxes. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
Bill Donahue with the Friends Uniting Neighbors Group announced Thursday, Aug. 20, that the organization has received notification that their food box program is now EBT certified. Those who wish to obtain the paid boxes of food can use their Electronic Benefits Transfer cards to pay. Boxes are available in $15 and $30 sizes. The group has also been working on a program with the Riverside County Office on Aging, where that office will pay for food boxes for people over 60 in need. A $20,000 grant has been approved. “We are just waiting for the paperwork to be completed and to see what conditions the government will attach. This will help us serve the elderly who can’t sit in line waiting for a free box,” Donahue said. The F.U.N. Group used a third party, Velocity Merchant
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