Senior Programs

Are you a senior in need of food?
Or know someone who is?

Food Share’s Senior Food Box program works to improve the health of low-income seniors by providing monthly, nutritious, shelf-stable food packages to income-eligible seniors aged 60 and over.

Currently, Food Share has close to 40 Senior Food Box distribution sites throughout Ventura County that cater to the needs of seniors living on a fixed income.

Or for homebound seniors, a free home delivery service is now available.

Learn more for yourself or a loved one today. Please make your selection below:

In-Person Pickup:

Step 1: Determine if you are eligible for a Senior Food Box

To be eligible, you or your loved one must be at least 60 years of age and meet the program’s income guidelines. Proof of income not required:

Step 2: Find a distribution site near you

Open THIS searchable map to find the distribution site most convenient for you.

  • Add your LOCATION to see only sites close to you.

CLICK HERE for a downloadable and printable PDF of full distribution list. 

QUESTIONS? Please contact Angela Aparicio at seniorkits@foodshare.com
or call at (805) 983-7100.

Step 3: Enroll in person

At the Senior Food Box distribution site, you will meet a Food Share Hunger Relief Worker and they will help to get you enrolled.

Please bring with you:

  • A proof of identity and date of birth (driver’s license, I.D. card, passport from any country, medical card, etc.)
  • If your current address is not listed on your proof of identity, bring a second document that has your current address  (car registration, bill, etc.)

What’s included?

A variety of food types such as cereal, grains, cheese, juice, canned meat, poultry or fish, self-stable fluid milk, peanut butter, canned vegetables and canned fruit. The Senior Food Box Program is supported through USDA’s Commodity Supplemental Food Program.

Selection of food in a Senior Kits box

Home Delivery:

Step 1: Determine if you are eligible for a Senior Food Box*

To be eligible, you or your loved one must be at least 60 years of age and meet the program’s income guidelines. Proof of income not required:

Step 2: About Senior Food Box Delivery Service

For homebound seniors, eligible for a Senior Food Box, we have a FREE food delivery service!

What’s included?

A variety of food types such as cereal, grains, cheese, juice, canned meat, poultry or fish, self-stable fluid milk, peanut butter, canned vegetables and canned fruit. The Senior Food Box Program is supported through USDA’s Commodity Supplemental Food Program.

How does delivery work?

Once per month Food Share will deliver a Senior Food Box to your door. The cheese included in the Senior Food Box is perishable. Therefore, the Senior Client or a designee/proxy for them must home to receive delivery.

* This service is limited to Homebound Seniors unable to pick up their Senior Food Box at one of our Food Share distribution sites. Seniors currently enrolled in the Senior Food Box program may not be eligible for this home delivery service.

Selection of food in a Senior Kits box

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/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.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:

mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
fax:
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
email:
program.intake@usda.gov

 

This institution is an equal opportunities provider.

EVERY DONATION HELPS

Put food on the table for a family in need
$10 = 30 MEALS

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