Senior Box Program

The Senior Box Program is funded through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), a federal program designed to improve the health and nutrition of income eligible seniors.  Seniors receive a box of food each month with a retail value of $50, which helps stretch their fixed incomes to keep food on the table.

Who is eligible?

  • Harris County Residents 60 and over
  • Seniors must be living on no more than 130% of the Federal Poverty Level

How do I sign up?

  • You must sign up in person at a distribution site.  Get a list of sites and find out what information you will need to bring with you by calling the Houston Food Bank Helpline at 832-369-9390.
  • It is important to sign up as soon as possible. This program is presently at capacity; there is a waiting period after signing-on.

Fact sheet

For more information please call 832-369-9390.

 


The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department.  (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Right program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C., 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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