The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), otherwise known as the Senior Food Box Program, was first launched in April 2015. Hawaii is one of the U.S. states that participates in CSFP to distribute food boxes to improve the health of seniors with low income. Boxes contain supplemental foods such as nonfat dry milk and/or UHT milk, cheese, cereal, juice, peanut butter, rice, canned meat, fruits and vegetables.
More than 2,000 seniors on Oahu and Kauai qualified for CSFP during the last year. Collectively, they received more than 16,000 senior food boxes.
Applicants must be residents of Hawaii, at least 60 years of age at the time of applying, and meet the monthly household income guidelines (please see the application for current monthly household income guidelines). Certified participants are eligible to receive one box per month.
CLICK HERE to download the CSFP Application Form
The Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides seniors that have low incomes with eligible produce. Recipients of this program must complete an application to receive $5.00 voucher booklets, valued at a total of $50.00 USD. Vouchers can be redeemed at participating Farmers' Market vendors, in exchange for fresh fruits and vegetables.
Every year Hawaii Foodbank, in partnership with the State of Hawaii - Office of Community Services and the United States Department of Agriculture/Food and Nutrition Service, organize the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program.
Hawaii Foodbank and the Hawaii State Office of Community Services (OCS) are proud to offer the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program from April 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020. Our goal is to provide seniors with fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables while supporting local Farmers’ Markets. A great program that benefits both our seniors and you our local farmer!
To become a certified farmer for this program, you will need to:
Once you are done completing your documents, please mail to the address below:
Seniors will begin redeeming their vouchers on April 1st. Farmers may participate on this first day of voucher distribution if you have completed the certification process outlined in the steps above.
We appreciate your partnership in providing our local seniors with fresh and nutritious produce. Please feel free to call Jared Kawatani at 954-7877, if you have any questions.
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