Commodity Supplemental Food Program
The population of seniors in Massachusetts is growing rapidly. Seniors who struggle with food insecurity are more likely to experience depression and other health problems. In addition, decreased mobility, fixed incomes and rising health care costs can make maintaining access to sufficient amounts of nutritious food challenging.GBFB supports seniors in need by leveraging all available resources, inculding the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), which is a federal program designed to help low-income seniors access healthy food provided by USDA. GBFB creates welcoming CSFP distributions by partnering with senior-focused organizations that are trusted in the community. The Council on Aging can help you fill out and submit an application to GBFB for processing and approval. At GBFB's distribution center, volunteers pack CSFP boxes with nutritious, senior-focused shelf-stable foods and GBFB trucks deliver the packed boxes to the COA for delivery to you. To inquire as to whether you meet the income guidelines for this program and for assistance in applying contact the COA office.