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.