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Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

The Federal Government has a program for all income eligible seniors 60 years or older where they can receive a box of food that contains:

4 packages of vegetables 1 carbohydrate (pasta)
2 packages of fruit
2 cereals or a bag of oats
2 or 3 bottles of juice
evaporated milk
1 meat
instant milk (6 times a year)
1 non-meat protein
2 pound block of cheese

Because of the complexity of the application, we currently require applicants to contact us via phone to sign up. WE WILL NEED TO SEE a photo ID when you pick up food.

2020-21 CSFP Income Guidelines

 
Household Size Annual Monthly Weekly
1
$16,744
$1,396
$322
2
$22,646
$1,888
$436
3
$28,548
$2,379
$549
4
$34,450
$2,871
$663
5
$40,352
$3,363
$776
6
$46,254
$3,855
$890
7
$52,156
$4,347
$1,003
8
$58,058
$4,839
$1,117
Each additional household member, add…
$5,902
$492
$114

Eldershare Program

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank’s private ElderShare program provides a monthly box of food to seniors 60 years of age or older whose total household income does not exceed the listed guidelines. ElderShare is in addition to any other food assistance the participant may receive, except that potential participants cannot be current recipients of the USDA’s monthly Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) for low-income seniors.

How to register:

A registration form must be completed by each individual senior that wants to receive a box. The senior must contact the Food Bank in New Bloomfield to sign-up. You must provide a valid photo ID.

Once registered, participants will have the opportunity to name a proxy or proxies to pick up their food boxes when they are not able to do so.

ElderShare Income Guidelines – 2020-2021
Household Size
Maximum Yearly Allowable Gross Income
Maximum Monthly Allowable Gross Income
1
$19,140
$1,595
2
$25,860
$2,155
3
$32,580
$2,715
4
$39,300
$3,275
5
$46,020
$3,835
6
$52,740
$4,395
7
$59,460
$4,955
8
$66,180
$5,515
Each Additional
$6,720
$560