Senior Box Program
Poor nutrition can drastically affect the health of senior citizens, who are more susceptible to a variety of health problems related to an inadequate diet. The East Texas Food Bank Senior Box Program provides boxes of nutritious food each month to low-income seniors, many of which live in isolated, rural communities. Approximately 3,770 seniors receive a box monthly at over 50 sites throughout our service area. In FY21, over 43,000 boxes were served to seniors through this program.
There are three requirements to qualify for the program…Age, Income, and Residency.
AGE: Applicants must be 60 years of age or older, and provide legal documentation of age.
INCOME: Declaration of gross income is required,
RESIDENCY: Declaration of residency is required.
Household Size Monthly
*2021 Elderly Income Guidelines
Based on 130% of Federal Poverty Guidelines – 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.