During COVID-19, Share Food Program will continue to support food sites that distribute boxes of food to qualifying seniors. In order to be eligible to receive a box, seniors must meet the necessary qualifications and sign up through a provider, as outlined below. Seniors who qualify are entitled to receive one box of food per month, which can be delivered directly to their home or picked up from a distribution site. Please note that at this time, Share Food is unable to deliver to new sign ups, but qualifying seniors may sign up to be placed on the waitlist.
For information on the program, qualifications, and what food boxes include, please see below:
What is the Senior Box (CSFP) program?
The senior box program provides qualifying participants with one 30 lb box of shelf-stable goods per month.The program primarily serves seniors, and brings monthly, nutritious food boxes to seniors in Philadelphia, Montgomery and Bucks Counties. Share recently expanded our role in this program, and we are bringing boxes of nutrient-rich foods – including vegetables, fruit, dairy, cereal, and meat – to over 6,000 seniors
How do I know if I’m eligible?
- Applicants must be 60 years or older
- Applicants must have a household income below 130% of the poverty line, broken down in the chart below:
|For each add’l household member, add…||$5,824||$486||$112|
What do I need to register?
- Verification of ID, age, & address using a drivers license, passport, picture ID, birth certificate, or similar document.
- Verification of family income by bringing a W-2, the previous years tax return, social security award letter, last four pay stubs or similar documents.
How do I register?
To register, visit one of our local spots to register:
You can also register via email by sending the above required documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What’s in a food box?
- Fruits & Juices [1 juice & 3 fruits or 1 juice, 2 fruits, 1 raisin]
- Vegetables [8 vegetables or 6 vegetables & dehydrated potatoes]
- Cheese [ 2-pound block]
- Milk [2 milk – 32 oz]
- Meat, Poultry, Fish [1 beef or 1 chili & 1 poultry or fish]
- Plant-based protein [3 peanut butter, canned beans, dry beans or lentils]
- Cereals [2 dry, farina, rolled oats or grits]Pasta & Rice [2 pasta or white/brown rice]
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:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: email@example.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.