Feeding Seniors

Senior hunger is a hidden issue in Southwest Florida.

Many seniors on fixed incomes have to make the difficult choice whether to purchase food or buy medicine. Seniors who do not get the nutrition they need are at a higher risk of developing health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.

Care and Share Senior Feeding Program

The Care and Share Senior Feeding Program supplements the diets of more than 2,200 seniors with low income in Charlotte, Collier and Lee counties with nutritious, easy-to-prepare food.

Eligible seniors aged 55 and over receive kits containing pre-packaged food kits that contain easy-to-prepare meals and shelf-stable fruits, vegetables, proteins, cheeses, and grains. When possible, we supplement the food kits with fresh produce and frozen meat.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) is a federal government program that provides nutritious food to eligible seniors 60 years of age or older with low-incomes. Food boxes are distributed once a month at designated sites in Glades and Hendry counties.

For more information on eligibility and enrollment for Care & Share or CSFP, call (239) 334-7007 or email seniorprograms@harrychapinfoodbank.org.