With age comes economic and health concerns. Many times, low-income older adults must often choose between paying for rent, medication, or food. Nearly 1 in 12 seniors in the United States receives food assistance. Right here in South Florida, over 100,000 older adults don’t know from where they will get their next meal.
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
Seniors who lack proper nutrition are at a higher risk of health problems and chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and decreased resistance to infections. The CSFP is a USDA program that provides nutritious food to more than 3,300 eligible low-income seniors 60 years of age or older in Miami-Dade County. Food boxes are distributed once a month at designated sites. View non-discrimination statement, here.
Senior Food Boxes
These food boxes are specifically designed to supplement the nutrients typically lacking in Seniors’ diets. Food boxes are provided to select partner sites for monthly distribution to qualifying older adults struggling to make ends meet.
Home Delivery Program
Many older adults are homebound due to the inability to drive, lack of transportation, or the inability to travel by themselves.