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Senior Grocery Program

Seniors in our community may be eligible to receive a free monthly box of groceries. The Senior Grocery Program, also known as the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), works to improve the health of low-income elderly people by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods.

This program is open to people over the age of 60 and on a limited income.

If you or someone you know is interested in receiving a senior grocery box, please apply today.

Please contact Marion-Polk Food Share Meals on Wheels with questions at 503-364-2856 or mfuller@marionpolkfoodshare.org.

How do I apply for the Senior Grocery Program?

  1. Complete an application
  2. Provide proof of income or proof of enrollment in SNAP, TANF or Medicaid.
  3. Provide a copy of a photo ID and proof of address.
  4. Submit the signed application to Meals on Wheels at mfuller@marionpolkfoodshare.org or 2615 Portland Road NE Salem, Oregon 97301.

How do I receive a senior food box?

Food boxes are distributed monthly at Center 50+ in Salem. If you are not able to get your food box, you can authorize a representative to pick up the box for you.

What are the income requirements?

Seniors who apply will have to fit within income guidelines:

1 person in household              $15,444 annual  $1,287 monthly

2 person in household              $20,826 annual  $1,736 monthly

3 person in household             $26,208 annual  $2,187 monthly

4 person in household              $31,590 annual  $2,633 monthly

Each additional person in household, add $5,408 annually and $451 monthly

If you already receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as the food stamp program), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or Medicaid, you automatically qualify for the program without additional income verification.

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