Senior Box Program

The Senior Box Program is designed to improve the health and nutrition of senior citizens.  In East Texas, some seniors are forced to make tough choices between paying their utilities, buying life-saving medications or purchasing food.  The goal of the Senior Box Program is to provide a free box of nutritious food to more than 2,500 seniors each month in identified communities within the East Texas Food Bank's service area where they may have little or no access to food assistance.

Eligibility Requirements

There are two requirements to qualify for the program...Age and Income.
AGE: Applicants must be 60 years of age or older.
INCOME: Proof of income is required,  If you are currently receiving SNAP (Food Stamps), SSI (disability), or MEDICAID, you automatically qualify and we do not need to see other proof of income.  If you are living off of Social Security or Retirement, then your Household GROSS income must be at or below the following*:

Household Size      Monthly  
       1      $1,307      
       2      $1,760      
       3      $2,213     
       4      $2,665      
       5      $3,118      
       6      $3,571      
       7      $4,024      
       8      $4,477  

*2016 Elderly Income Guidelines


Standards for participation in the program are the same for everyone regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability.  You may appeal any decision made by the local agency regarding your denial or termination from the program.  If your application is approved, the local agency will make nutrition education available to you and you are encouraged to participate.