Senior Box Program

Seniors may be eligible to receive a box of free food each month, delivered to their home.

Second Harvest administers the Senior Box Program, officially known as the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) for our four-county region. The Senior Box program is a federally funded program whose purpose is to improve the health of low-income elderly individuals by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA foods. Second Harvest packs over 1,500 monthly CSFP food boxes containing 40-50 pounds of nutritionally complete food including protein, cereal, rice, fruits, vegetables, and grains. We work with 25 regional partners to distribute these boxes to qualified community members. To qualify, an individual must be 60 or older with an income at or below 130% of the federal poverty line, currently $17,667 annually for a single person.

Income Eligibilty Guidelines

Senior Box Income Eligibility Chart

Senior Box Program
What's in the Box?

Senior Box Delivery

Nutritionally appropriate foods for income-eligible seniors

  • Canned fruits & vegetables
  • Peanut butter
  • Beans
  • Cereal
  • Pasta
  • Bottled juice
  • Shelf stable milk
  • Canned meat
  • 2 lbs. of cheese
  • Fresh produce
Senior Box

For eligible seniors, 60+ years of age

Second Harvest recognizes that many seniors are unable to access services because of a lack of transportation or mobility. We have teamed up with DoorDash through ProjectDash and are now able to offer Senior Box delivery within a 10-mile radius of our Baumhart Road facility in Lorain. This geographic reach extends to Lorain, Vermilion, Amherst and parts of Elyria Township and Sheffield. We hope to expand this program to all four of our counties in the near future!

For more information:

Contact Erika Godomski at 440-960-2265 or egodomski@secondharvestfoodbank.org for more information about how to get on the waiting list for services.