The Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Economic Opportunities Commission will hand out U.S. Department of Agriculture commodity foods in Jefferson and Grant counties beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday. Volunteers are also needed to help with the distribution.

The Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Economic Opportunities Commission will hand out U.S. Department of Agriculture commodity foods in Jefferson and Grant counties beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday. Volunteers are also needed to help with the distribution.

In Jefferson County, commodities will be handed out at Hestand Stadium. For details on the Grant County distribution, call 1-800-277-1313.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program supplies the commodity food that USDA buys. Applicants must meet income eligibility.

For a household of 1, monthly countable income limit is $1,211. For each additional person in the household, add $429. To apply for assistance, the household should bring a picture ID of the person requesting food, Social Security numbers, and dates of birth for all household members.

Details: Call PBJCEOC’s toll free number at 1-800-277-1313 or visit their website at pbjceoc.org