Nutrition Services

Contact Information

 

If you or someone you know have questions about DICSA's Nutrition programs, please do not hesitate to call us. We would be happy to assist you with any questions you may have.

DICSA Main office (906) 774-2256


For questions about Congregate & Home Delivered Meals:

Christine McMahon - Nutrition Director
Telephone: (906) 774-2256, x235

Email: cmcmahon@dicsami.org


For questions about the CSFP & TEFAP Food Distributions:

Brittany Johnson - Commodities Director
Telephone: (906) 282-0484

Email: bjohnson@dicsami.org

 

 

There are four different types of food assistance programs offered through DICSA. 

Descriptions and qualifications for registration for each program are listed below:

Congregate Meals

Who Qualifies: Anyone! 

 

How to Register: No prior registration needed.

 

Where:  Meals are held at your local senior center

 

Cost: Suggested donation $4.00 for seniors 60+; $5.00 for non-senior guests 

The Congregate Meal Program provides nutritious meals and nutrition eduction to older individuals in a congregate setting at most local Senior Centers.

In addition to the meals served, this program provides an opportunity for socialization and for obtaining information about other services and activities available in the area.

 

Congregate meals are available to anyone 60 years of age or better. There is a suggested donation of $4.00 per meal to help support the program. Those under the age of 60 are also welcome to enjoy the meals, however they are asked to pay the guest fee of $5.00 per meal.

 

Meals are most often served during lunchtime, however some senior centers may offer evening meals on certain days of the week. Please contact any of the local senior centers for information on when they are serving meals, as well as lunch menu choices. 

 
Home Delivered Meals
 

Who Qualifies: Seniors ages 60+

 

How to Register: 

 


Iron Mountain/Kingsford
(906) 774-2256
 

Sagola
(906) 542-3273
 

Felch
(906) 246-3559
 

Iron County
Iron River Senior Center

(906) 265-6134

 

Cost: Suggested donation

Serving Dickinson, Iron and Baraga counties, the Home Delivered Meal Program is designed to assist homebound seniors in meeting their nutritional needs by delivering meals to their homes up to seven days a week.

 

DICSA serves over 120,000 hot, home delivered meals to eligible participants each year. Each meal is nutritious, tastes great, and is delivered to the home of a senior who is not able to leave their home under normal circumstances. There is no charge for this program, however participant donations are greatly appreciated and directly support the program. (The suggested donation per meal is $4.00) 

 

To receive Home Delivered Meals, please contact one of the DICSA Nutrition Sites, which are listed here. Meals will begin immediately, however an in-depth assessment must be completed in the participant's home to determine eligibility and develop a service plan.

(TEFAP) The Emergency Food Assistance Program

TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program) provides food purchased by the United States Department of Agriculture for eligible low-income households in Dickinson and Iron Counties. Food is distributed two to four times per year at local senior centers. The food items change each time based on the availability of products. Some products distributed include: beans, rice, canned meats, vegetables, fruits, and flour. No card is needed but you will need to sign a form at distribution confirming your income eligibility.

The monthly income guidelines are as follows:

(Effective: 4/8/2019)
1 person - $2,082
2 persons - $2,818
3 persons - $3,555
4 persons - $4,292
5 persons - $5,028
6 persons - $5,765
7 persons - $6,502
8 persons - $7,238

For each additional family member, please add $736.

Crystal Falls Senior Center - 12/6/2019

 

Iron River Senior Center - 12/6/2019

 

Felch Senior Center - 12/2/2019

 

Sagola Senior Center - 12/2/2019

 

Iron Mountain Senior Center - 12/3/2019

 

 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 
 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
 

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
 

Mail
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

Fax
(202) 690-7442


Email
program.intake@usda.gov

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 
(CSFP) Commodity Supplemental Food Program

CSFP (Commodity Supplemental Food Program) or commonly known as the "green card" is a program that is designed to supplement the nutritional needs of individuals over 60 years of age.

 

The food package contains items from the basic food groups, such as canned meats, fruits, juices, vegetables, peanut butter, non-fat dry milk, beans, cheese, rice, pasta, and cereal. The program is operated in accordance with the United States Department of Agriculture.

 

CSFP is distributed bi-monthly at sites in Iron Mountain, Sagola, Felch, Crystal Falls and Iron River, Michigan. Also, DICSA operates the CSFP program in cooperation with the Menominee Delta Schoolcraft Community Action Agency, Community Action Alger Marquette, and the Chippewa Luce Mackinac Community Action Agency - food distributions are held bi-monthly in each of these counties as well. 

The monthly income guidelines are as follows:

 

(Effective: 2/6/2019)

1 person - $1,354
2 persons - $1,832
3 persons - $2,311
4 persons - $2,790
5 persons - $3,269
6 persons - $3,748
7 persons - $4,227
8 persons - $4,705

 

For each additional family member, please add $479.

Crystal Falls Senior Center - 11/11/2019

 

Iron River Senior Center - 11/11/2019

 

Felch Senior Center - 10/9/2019 & 12/11/2019

 

Sagola Senior Center - 10/9/2019 & 12/11/2019

 

Norway - 10/8/2019 & 12/10/2019

 

Iron Mountain Senior Center - 10/8/2019 & 12/10/2019

 

Hulst Manor/Washington Court - 10/8/2019 & 12/10/2019

 

 

To renew your CSFP "green card"  for Dickinson county go to the DICSA main office at

1238 Carpenter Ave in Iron Mountain.

 

To renew your CSFP "green card" for Iron county go to

the Outreach office at the Iron River Senior Center at

800  Fourth Ave in

 Iron River.

 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 
 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
 

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
 

Mail
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

Fax
(202) 690-7442


Email
program.intake@usda.gov

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

 

© 2014-2016 by Dickinson Iron Community Services Agency. 

Dickinson Iron Community Services Agency

1238 Carpenter Ave.
Iron Mountain, MI 49801
OFFICE: 906-774-2256
FAX: 906-774-2257

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