Due to extreme snow accumulation and future forecast, the Mobile Distribution in Gregory for Monday, January 30th is postponed. Find other food resources near you by entering your town in our Find Food locator.

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Senior Boxes

Senior Hunger is Real

Many individuals in South Dakota who are age 60 and older and living on a limited income are making difficult decisions between housing, medication, or healthy food. There are very significant impacts to mental and physical health and well-being when you lack access to enough nutritious food for an active, healthy life.

Feeding South Dakota is proud to partner with the South Dakota Department of Education to administer the USDA's Commodity Supplemental Nutrition Program (CSFP), most commonly known as the Senior Box Program, in all 66 counties. Eligible seniors receive a pre-packaged box of non-perishable food items each month that is specifically designed to supplement nutrients typically lacking in their diets.

This program allows participants to direct their financial resources toward urgent expenses like medicine and utilities while having access to nutritional food.

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To be eligible for the program, individuals must be 60 years of age or older and must have household income at or below 130 percent of the federal poverty income Guidelines (poverty guidelines) published annually by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Use our Find Food Guide to find the Feeding South Dakota agency partner nearest to you that is distributing Senior Boxes. Simply enter your zip code, select the maximum number of miles you’re able to travel to pick up your box, and change the category to "Senior Box."

For additional help, contact us by email or call (605) 335-0364.

Use our Find Food Guide to locate a Feeding South Dakota Mobile Food Distribution or Agency Partner near you.

The HelpLine Center may be able to provide additional resources. Visit their website or call 2-1-1 for more information.