Commodities Supplemental Food Program

Commodities Supplemental Food Program

Greater Boston Food Bank

The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) supports seniors in need by leveraging all available resources, including the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), which is a federal program designed to help low-income seniors access healthy food provided by USDA.

The Larson Center has partnered with the GBFB to serve as an On-site Coordinator for the CFSP. On-site coordinators submit CSFP applications to GBFB for processing. At GBFB’s distribution center, volunteers pack CSFP boxes with nutritious, senior-focused shelf-stable foods. GBFB trucks deliver the packed boxes to CSFP sites where volunteers add fresh produce such as carrots, squash, and peppers, and then distribute the bags to clients. GBFB currently operates CSFP distributions at more than 35 partner sites each month across eastern Massachusetts.

Seniors from Attleboro can benefit from a free 30-pound bag of non-perishable groceries every month through the Commodities Supplemental Food Program through the Greater Boston Food Bank. The CSFP works to improve the health of low-income elderly persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA foods. If you are a senior who meets the qualifications and wants to participate in the program, please contact coaseniorclerk@cityofattleboro.us or call 774-203-1908.

 

Hebron Food Pantry 

The Hebron Food Pantry's mission is to aid in the elimination of hunger in Greater Attleboro area. They pledge to provide those in need with nutritious food and advance independence and hope.

The Larson Center has partnered with Hebron Food Pantry to provide a mixture of fresh and shelf-stable food to Attleboro seniors. Seniors interested in this service please contact coaseniorclerk@cityofattleboro.us or call 774-203-1908 to learn more.