Senior Box Program

Senior Box Program’s goal is to improve the health, nutrition and well-being of seniors.

With that goal in mind, the Senior Box Program distributes Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) food from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that is managed by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) to income-eligible seniors (60+).  At the present time, just under 10,000 Harris County seniors each month benefit from this federally-funded effort.

Who is Eligible for Senior Box Program CSFP food assistance?

  • Harris County residents
  • Seniors who are age 60 (and over)
  • Seniors with household income that does not exceed the following guidelines:
    • The total household income for a household of 1 must be no more than $1307. 
    • The total household income for a household of 2 must be no more than $1760.

In addition to distributing a monthly box of shelf-stable CSFP food (valued at $50 retail) to clients, the Senior Box Program has expanded its outreach to include distributing produce and other health-related items to seniors both inside and outside of Harris County. 

Who is Eligible for Senior Box Program Produce and Health-Related Items assistance?

  • Residents from any surrounding county where we distribute.
  • Seniors who are age 60 (and over)
  • There is no income limit – all seniors in need are eligible.

How do I sign up?

  • You must sign up in person at a distribution site. Please refer to the map and list of location days/times below.
  • To apply, you will need to present an ID (with date-of-birth displayed) to prove your age.
  • To apply, you will need to present proof of your household income (this proof generally includes: Social Security Award Letter, Bank Statement, pension statement, letter of support from a family member.)
     
    NOTE:  Best efforts will be made to serve all who qualify, but eligible seniors may be placed on a “Waiting List” if the monthly caseload has been exceeded.

How do I become a Senior Box volunteer?

Senior Box Sites

Northside
Northwest Assistance Ministries   
15555 Kuykendahl, Houston, TX    77090
4th Friday 9:00AM-10:00AM

Vietnamese-American Community Center
9530 Antoine Drive, Houston, TX 77086
2nd Thursday 9:00AM-10:00AM

Northeast Multi-Service Center
10918-1/2 Bentley, Houston, TX    77093
1st Monday 9:00AM-10:00AM

Target Hunger - Tidwell Park MSC
9720 Spaulding, Houston, TX 77016
3rd Friday 9:30AM-12:00PM

Acres Homes Multi-Service Center
6719 West Montgomery Houston TX 77091
2nd Tuesday 9:00AM-11:00AM

Eastside
Barrett Station Multi-Service Center
808 Magnolia, Crosby, TX 77506   
2nd Friday (every-other-month) 8:30AM-9:00AM

JD Walker MSC
7613 Wade, Baytown, TX 77521
2nd Friday 9:30AM-10:30PM

Grayson Center Eastside
13828 Corpus Christi, Houston, TX 77015
1st Thursday 9:00AM-10:00AM

Inside 610 Loop
Kashmere MSC
4802 Lockwood, Houston, TX 77026
3rd Monday 9:00AM-10:00AM

Target Hunger – Langston
2814 Quitman, Houston, TX 77026
1st Wednesday 9:00AM-10:00AM

Neighborhood Centers - 3rd Ward
3611 Ennis, Houston, TX 77004
1st Thursday 1:00PM-2:00PM

St John's Bread of Life
1703 Gray Street, Houston, TX 77003
1st Wednesday 11:30AM-12:00PM

St. Mary's United Methodist Church
6731 Scott Street, Houston, TX 77021
3rd Thursday 9:00AM-10:00AM

5th Ward MSC
4014 Market Street, Houston, TX 77020
3rd Wednesday 9:00AM-10:00AM

Denver Harbor MSC
6402 Market Street, Houston, TX 77020
1st Tuesday 9:00AM-10:00AM

Magnolia MSC
7037 Capitol Street, Houston, TX 77011
2nd Monday 9:00AM-10:00AM

Southside
Hiram-Clarke MSC
3810 W. Fuqua, Houston, TX 77045
2nd Monday 1:00PM-2:00PM

Harbach Ripley
6225 Northdale, Houston, TX 77087
4th Thursday 9:00AM-10:00AM

Sunnyside Multi-Service Center
4605 Wilmington St, Houston, TX 77051
2nd Wednesday 9:00AM-12:00PM

Neighborhood Centers – Pasadena
720 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, TX 77504
1st Tuesday 1:00PM-2:00PM

Southwest
Bethel's Heavenly Hands
12660 Sandpiper, Houston, TX 77035
1st Friday 11:00AM-12:00PM

Fillipino Community Center
8603 S. Kirkwood, Houston, TX 77099
4th Monday 11:30AM-12:30PM

Southwest Highstar MSC
6400 Highstar, Houston, TX 77074
4th Monday 9:00AM-10:00AM

West Houston Assistance Ministries
10501 Meadowglen, Houston, TX 77042
4th Wednesday 9:00AM-10:00AM

 

Fact Sheet: Find out more about the program and what you need to sign up.

For more information please call 832-369-9390.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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