Senior hunger relief

Senior Food Assistance

Of those we serve each week, 16% are seniors, many of whom are living on fixed incomes and limited resources.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) provides USDA-donated food to low-income seniors through monthly “senior boxes”. Philabundance packs and distributes these boxes to strategically chosen locations throughout the Delaware Valley, ensuring that more seniors have access to shelf-stable foods to last them throughout the month. Boxes contain approximately 30 pounds of canned and boxed food including vegetables, fruit, juice, pasta, milk, cereal, canned meat and a non-meat protein. A nutritional newsletter containing recipes and information is included in each box. We provide 4,500 boxes per month.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement 2015
PantryBox for Seniors

The PantryBox for seniors program fills the gap where CSFP boxes leave off. The PantryBox is designed to serve seniors who are eligible and certified to participate in CSFP but are not getting a box due to the high demand. These 15-pound boxes, filled with nutritious, shelf-stable items, are also available monthly to qualifying seniors. Seniors will be able to sign for and receive their PantryBox at the same location where they are signed up for CSFP.

Do You Qualify?
To qualify for these programs, participants must be:

– 60 years or older

– Receiving an income that is at or below 130% of the poverty line (see link below)

– A resident of PA (Delaware or Philadelphia County)

2017-2018 Income Guidelines for CSFP and PantryBoxes
It’s very helpful. It has the basics of what I need.
Lee Etta

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