CSFP Program for Seniors

Free food boxes to qualified seniors!

The Divine Sent Food Cupboard is beginning a new federal program with USDA food and nutrition education. It is called the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (or CSFP). Each month, eligible seniors throughout the Oxford service area* will receive a box of nonperishable food  and fresh cheese, along with nutrition information and tips – at no cost. Interested seniors should call the Divine Sent Food Cupboard (484-758-0244), to ask for a time to register for the program. Seniors must register in the County in which they live and must show the following proof of eligibility:

 

  • Age, Identity and PA County Residency - such as a Driver’s License, Photo ID Card or Passport

  • Gross Household Income - Original source proof (such as check stubs, annual statement from the Social Security office, income tax returns or W-2s) of each type of income received by the senior and all other members of the household (regardless of age) such as Social Security, Pension, Disability, Wages and Unemployment Compensation

 

*The gross monthly income (amount before taxes or other deductions, such as Medicare) for a household must be at or below the following:

  • For one person — $1,174

  • For two people — $1,579

  • For each additional person — add $406

 

Click the below link to read an article from the National Council for Aging Care on The Facts Behind Senior Hunger

http://www.aginginplace.org/the-facts-behind-senior-hunger/