Senior Assistance

As the agency of choice by the USDA for our region, the St. Louis Area Foodbank packs and distributes more than 8,000 senior food boxes per month. These boxes are sent to our more than 600 network partners throughout the 26 counties we serve to support seniors in need.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) boxes contain nutrient-rich foods provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). These foods provide vitamins A and C, calcium and iron, which are essential nutrients that are often lacking in the diets of low-income seniors.

The boxes are delivered to local agencies or senior citizen housing where seniors who meet income guidelines can pick them up each month. This program prevents many area seniors from having to choose between paying for food or other necessities, such as medicine or utilities.

Your local food pantry can help you apply for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program. To locate pantries in your area, please visit our Pantry Locator tool. For more information about the Foodbank’s role in CSFP, please contact a member of the Partner Agency Services team based on your county.


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:, 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:

S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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