Senior Box Program

Second Harvest Senior Box program volunteers

Senior Box Program

Bring boxes of food and produce to homebound seniors.

The reality is, far too many seniors are going hungry. As a result, their bodies don’t receive the nutrients they need to function at their best. Second Harvest's Senior Box Program is a federal program that provides seniors with monthly food boxes to eligible community members 60 years and older. The food boxes include canned fruits & vegetables, peanut butter, beans, cereal, pasta, bottled juice, shelf stable milk, canned meat, cheese, and fresh produce.


Volunteers will be able to have face-to-face contact with our Senior Box Program members when the deliveries are made. For many seniors, especially those who live alone, they don’t always get this kind of personal connection with another person on a regular basis. They may talk on the phone with friends and family members, but actually being able to see someone may not happen that often. Research has revealed that seniors who receive meal deliveries experience fewer falls and even less hospitalizations.

Senior Box Assignments:

  • Deliver 30 pound food boxes up to community member's door step.
  • Interact with seniors.
  • Use smart phone for driving directions.

Volunteer to
Deliver Senior Boxes

Deliver food to homebound seniors

Qualifications for Volunteering:

  • Transportation
  • Ability to lift.
  • Practice personal safety.
  • Uphold the values and mission of Second Harvest at all times.
  • Display courtesy and respect at all times to Second Harvest employees, volunteers, board members, donors, partner charities and the general public.

If you are interested in volunteering for the Senior Box Program,  please reach out using the contact information below:

Shozo Kawaguchi, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator
P: (440) 960-2265 ext:303

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer for the
Gardening Corps

Assist with upkeep of the Nordson Food Distribution Center from May through September. 


Volunteer in the
RePack Room

Multiple shifts are offered in our RePack Room to sort food donations and pack mobile pantry boxes.


Volunteer at a
Drive-Thru Mobile Pantry

Help distribute food out to communities in Erie, Huron, Lorain and Crawford Counties.