Senior Food Box Program

About The Program

The Southeast Texas Food Bank operates the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), a USDA sponsored program directed to senior citizens 60 and older, throughout our service territory. We distribute a volume of food boxes on a monthly basis according to the caseload allocation assigned to us by the Texas Department of Agriculture. Pre-enrolled seniors who qualify based on their age (60 and older) and their economic status (must be SNAP – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program eligible, i.e., have an income of 130 percent or less of the poverty level for your household size) are the recipients of the distributed boxes of food. Boxes are distributed at no cost to recipients.

Those enrolled in CSFP are entitled to the monthly food box simply by coming to claim it on designated distribution dates at a site near them. Those physically unable to pick up their monthly box may authorize a proxy to pick up the box for them. 

Senior food boxes contain a balanced diet of senior-friendly dietary supplementation, for example, cereal, canned fruits and vegetables, juice, shelf stable milk, pasta, canned proteins, cheese, etc.

How do I know if I meet the age requirements?

Applicants who are 60 years of age or older meet the age requirements to participate in the CSFP. Applicants must provide proof of identification to prove they meet the age requirement. Valid forms of identification include: Driver’s License, State ID Card, Birth Certificate, Permanent Resident Card, Passport, Military ID, Refugee Visa, Bapitsmal Certificate, and Health Card.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) Income Eligibility Guidelines

Based on 130% of Federal Poverty Guidelines
(Effective February, 6th 2024)

Household Size Annual Income Monthly Income Weekly Income

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling, (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation.
The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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

or

(2) fax:

(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442;

or

(3) email:

program.intake@usda.gov


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Declaración de No Discriminación del USDA

De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las normas y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), esta entidad está prohibida de discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo (incluyendo identidad de género y orientación sexual), discapacidad, edad, o represalia o retorsión por actividades previas de derechos civiles.

La información sobre el programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas que no sean el inglés. Las personas con discapacidades que requieren medios alternos de comunicación para obtener la información del programa (por ejemplo, Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje de señas americano (ASL), etc.) deben comunicarse con la agencia local o estatal responsable de administrar el programa o con el Centro TARGET del USDA al (202) 720-2600 (voz y TTY) o comuníquese con el USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Retransmisión al (800) 877-8339.

Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, el reclamante debe llenar un formulario AD-3027, formulario de queja por discriminación en el programa del USDA, el cual puede obtenerse en linea en: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027s.pdf, de cualquier oficina de USDA, llamando al (866) 632-9992, o escribiendo una carta dirigida a USDA. La carta debe contener el nombre del demandante, la dirección, el número de teléfono y una descripción escrita de la acción discriminatoria alegada con suficiente detalle para informar al Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles (ASCR) sobre la naturaleza y fecha de una presunta violación de derechos civiles. El formulario AD-3027 completado o la carta debe presentarse a USDA por:

(1) correo:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

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(2) fax:

(833)256-1665 0 (202) 690-7442

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(3) correo electrónico:

program.intake@usda.gov


Esta entidad es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

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