There is a senior food box program in Summit County providing seniors in need with food resources. The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) is a USDA program designed to improve the health of low-income people age 60 and older, by supplementing their diets with nutritious foods. Eligible seniors receive a monthly food box along with nutrition education and recipes. The box contains non-perishable protein, milk (powdered or UHT), juice, cereal, pasta or rice, canned or dried fruits and vegetables, and refrigerated cheese. Food Bank of the Rockies distributes these boxes directly and through partner agency “host” sites who help with outreach, certification and distribution of monthly CSFP food boxes to ensure no senior goes hungry.
Client Eligibility Requirements
- Be a Colorado resident; 60+ years of age
- Provide photo ID & proof of address.
- Combined gross income does not exceed 130% of current federal poverty level
- Homebound clients may receive food via direct delivery and/or proxy (having someone pick up on client’s behalf)
Local Site and Contact
The CSFP site for Summit County is the Summit County Community & Senior Center at 0083 Nancy’s Place, Frisco 80443, and the local contact is Niki Vincze 970-668-2941.
Food Bank of the Rockies Contact
For more general information about the program, please contact Kelly Bacher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720.473.6323 ext. 24.