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Senior Box Program 2018-08-01T16:17:35+00:00

Senior Box Program

Provides a monthly box of food to low income seniors to improve the health, nutrition and well-being of their lives.

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+). Just under 10,000 Harris County seniors each month benefit from this federally-funded effort.

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 CSFP food assistance from the USDA?

– Residents of the following counties where we distribute: Harris, Montgomery, Galveston, Brazoria, Waller, Walker, Chambers, Liberty, Fort Bend
– 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 $1316.
– The total household income for a household of 2 must be no more than $1784.

Who is Eligible for Senior Box Program Produce and Health-Related Items assistance from Houston Food Bank?

– Residents of the following counties where we distribute: Harris, Montgomery, Galveston, Brazoria, Waller, Walker, Chambers, Liberty, Fort Bend
– Seniors who are age 60 (and over)
– 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 on the “Senior Box Sites” tab for a list of location days/times.
– 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 (proof generally includes: Social Security Award Letter, Bank Statement, pension statement, letter of support from a family member.)

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.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

For questions regarding our Senior Box Program, please call:

832-369-9390