Senior Food Box Program The Commodity Supplemental Food Program provides a monthly box of quality USDA food to income-eligible seniors

Program Overview

Senior food boxes are specifically designed to supplement needed sources of nutrients typically lacking in participants’ diets. Boxes include foods such as cereal, juice, protein, milk, peanut butter, dry beans, potatoes, grains, rice, cheese, fruit, vegetables, and more.

For more information, please visit Commodity Supplemental Food Program (michigan.gov).

Program Overview

Senior food boxes are specifically designed to supplement needed sources of nutrients typically lacking in participants’ diets. Boxes include foods such as cereal, juice, protein, milk, peanut butter, dry beans, potatoes, grains, rice, cheese, fruit, vegetables, and more.

For more information, please visit Commodity Supplemental Food Program (michigan.gov).

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You may qualify for a free monthly box of food through the USDA Commodity Supplemental Food Program.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Age: Participants must be at least 60 years of age.
  • Residency: Live in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb County.
  • Must not be enrolled in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program with another organization (e.g., Focus: HOPE, OLHSA).
  • Income: Each applicant must self-declare that their household income is at or below 130% of the US Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.
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Senior Food Box Distribution Sites

Please contact the site directly for more information or to apply for the program if you are an eligible senior who is willing and able to pick up your food package each month. You may select someone else to pick up your food for you

  • Disability Network Wayne County Detroit
    7800 W. Outer Dr. Suite LL01
    Detroit, MI 48235
    (313) 747-0785
  • Faith Hope and Love Outreach Center
    18284 James Couzens Fwy. Detroit, MI 48235
    (313) 646-6864
  • First Baptist Church of Wyandotte
    925 Ford Ave. Wyandotte, MI 48192
    (734) 612-8665
  • Franciscan Outreach Program
    25225 Code Rd.
    Southfield, MI 48033
    (248) 356-6350
    Open Monday and Wednesday from 9:00am to 11:30am.
  • Good Shepherd Missionary Baptist Church - Center for Hope
    14151 Trenton Rd.
    Southgate, MI 48195
    734-285-1030 - Contact during office hours: Mon. - Wed. 10am - 3pm
    Distribution is on the 2nd Wednesday of the month
  • Grace Church
    7215 Pelham Rd.
    Allen Park, MI 48101
    Apply for or pick up a monthly senior food box as part of the regular food distribution on the 2nd and 3rd Wednesdays of the month
  • I Am Church - East Campus
    22144 N. Huron River Rd.
    Rockwood, MI 48173
    (734) 493-2374
    Distribution is on Wednesdays from 5-6pm
  • Mack Alive
    3746 Fischer St.
    Detroit, MI 48214
    (313) 824-3900
    Distribution is on the 3rd Wednesday of the month
  • Vernon Chapel AME Church
    18500 Norwood St.
    Detroit, MI 48234
    (443) 530-7770
  • Wayne Metro at 180 Church
    13660 Stansbury Ave.
    Detroit, MI 48227
    (313) 388-9799
  • Zelphia’s Community Kitchen at Beulah First Baptist Church
    4643 Moran St.
    Detroit, MI 48207
    (269) 275-9728
    zelphiascommunitykitchen@gmail.com
    Distribution is the 1st Friday of the month between 10:00 – 11:00am
  • Zelphia’s Community Kitchen at Fair Haven Baptist Church
    34850 Marquette St.
    Westland, MI 48185
    (269) 275-9728
    zelphiascommunitykitchen@gmail.com
    Distribution is on selected Thursdays
  • Zelphia’s Community Kitchen at Meadowbrook Congregational Church
    21355 Meadowbrook Rd.
    Novi, MI 48375
    (269) 275-9728
    zelphiascommunitykitchen@gmail.com
    Distribution is on selected Saturdays

New Distribution Site Partners

Is your agency or organization interested in providing monthly food boxes to your seniors?

Distribution Site Eligibility:

  • Currently serving eligible seniors.
  • Not currently working with another CSFP agency (Focus Hope, OLHSA, etc.)
  • Adequate staff to manage client applications, check client IDs, and distribute boxes.
  • Ability to complete monthly reporting of boxes distributed.
  • Adequate storage for food boxes (each box is 12” x 12” x 12” x 12” x 12”). Food must be kept off the floor and in a well-ventilated area, free from pests, and stored securely. Cheese must be stored in a refrigerator.
  • Willingness to complete annual Civil Rights training.

Please contact CSFP@gcfb.org or click the button below to fill out the Distribution Site Interest Form

Volunteering

Are you interested in providing foreign language assistance? Must be able to read, write, and speak English, and any language other than English. There is a particular need for Spanish and Arabic language skills. Basic computer skills and customer service skills are required.

If interested, please contact CSFP@gcfb.org.

Questions about the Senior Food Box Program?

Contact CSFP@gcfb.org or click the button below.

 

Program Rules and Regulations

ID CARD: Participants must present identification each month when picking up their Senior Food Box.

ENROLLMENT: Participants are enrolled in the program for 3 years and are required to recertify their enrollment every 12 months. At recertification, participants must continue to meet all CSFP eligibility requirements to continue participating in the program.

CHANGES TO INFORMATION: Participants must inform Gleaners of any changes to their income or contact information, in writing, within 10 days.

ACTIVE PARTICIPATION: Participants who do not pick up their Senior Food Box for three (3) consecutive months will be removed from the program for being an inactive participant. We understand that circumstances may occasionally limit participants from picking up their senior food box (e.g., medical appointments, vacations, etc.). In these instances, please contact Gleaners or your distribution partner as soon as possible to receive an absence exemption.

NOTICE OF TERMINATION: Participants will be notified in writing if terminated from the program and have the right to a fair hearing.

FAIR HEARING: If a participant is found ineligible for the program during a recertification review, they have the right to a fair hearing in accordance with the provisions of federal and state law.

USE OF FOOD: Participants are not allowed to trade/sell CSFP food, nor are they allowed to purchase/use someone else’s CSFP food for their household.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation.

The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. Mail:
    S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. Email: Intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.