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If you're finding yourself choosing between groceries and other household and medical expenses you're not alone.
Not having enough money to buy groceries, or a support network to obtain easy access to nutritious food, is increasingly common among older adults. Many individuals face retirement choosing between buying medications or milk, paying the electric bill or buying a carton of eggs. Let Southern Maine Agency on Aging help. We can help connect you to several food support programs and services.
Commodity Supplemental Food Program
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) provides individuals 60 and older with 30 pounds of commodity food items such as dry pasta, cereal, canned meats and vegetables, and cheese.*
• Are you 60 or older?
• Is your income under $1,276 per month for one or $1,726 for two?
• Would you be able to pick up the food once a month in a designated
location in your county?
If you said yes to all three, you may be able to receive a 30 pound box of food through the CSFP. Please print out an application form, complete it, and return it to begin the process.
If you are concerned about being able to pick-up the food each month you can designate a family member, friend, or neighbor to pick up the food on your behalf by completing and returning a proxy form with your application.
Please mail your completed application to:
Southern Maine Agency on Aging
136 US Route One
Scarborough, ME 04074
NOTE: There is currently a waiting list for the program. Openings in the program come up monthly. We will contact you as soon as you can begin your pick-ups.
*The US Department of Agriculture supports the Commodity Supplemental Food Program. Actual package contents may vary from month to month but will meet the 30 pound guidelines.