The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (Senior Kits) is a USDA-funded nutrition program that provides monthly food assistance to low-income seniors (aged 60-plus) through food banks. Through a competitive bid process, Food Share was awarded approval to administer the program to 3,500 Ventura County seniors whose income is ≤130% of the Federal Poverty Level.
Food Share has nearly 40 distribution point across Ventura County where seniors can enroll in the program and immediately receive food. For a list of sites, please see the link below.
In order to qualify for the Senior Kits program, seniors must meet the household income limits shown below. Seniors need to present identification showing date of birth and county of residence. If the ID shows a county other than Ventura County, seniors can provide proof of residence with a utility or other bill. There is no requirement for seniors to prove their income; they simply must verify their declared income is accurate.
The Senior Kits program was designed for ambulatory seniors. Housebound seniors can find food assistance through the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging’s Senior Nutrition program.
Please contact Iris Salazar, CSFP Intake Manager, at (805) 983-7100 ext. 157 or by email ISalazar@foodshare.com with any questions regarding the Senior Kits program.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
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Senior Nutrition Program
Food Share provides food for other home meal delivery programs in Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, and Simi Valley.
The Senior Nutrition Program provides home delivered frozen prepared meals for 5 days and supplemental food to over 200 home bound seniors age 60 and over in Oxnard and Ventura. Through funding from the Area Agency on Aging, the cities of Oxnard and Ventura provide these programs for seniors in their cities. Food Share staff deliver the meals.
For more information on the Senior Nutrition Program call:
|Camarillo Health Care District||805-388-1952 ext. 133|
|Fillmore Active Adult Center||805-524-4533|
|HELP of Ojai||805-646-5122|
|Moorpark Active Adult Center||805-517-6260|
|Port Hueneme Community Center||805-986-6676|
|Santa Paula Community Center||805-933-4226 ext. 352|
|Simi Valley Senior Center||805-583-6042|
|Thousand Oaks Meals on Wheels||805-496-2009|
If you would like more information about senior food access please visit the County of Ventura Area Agency on Aging website at ventura.org/vcaaa.