Senior Hunger Assistance Program | Capital Area Food Bank
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Seniors face hunger and food insecurity at a higher rate than many other groups, in part because fixed incomes can make good food unaffordable. The Senior Brown Bag program helps older adults get the food they need to stay healthy and strong in later life.

Healthy food means lasting health

Staying healthy and strong in retirement is a challenge for thousands of seniors in our area who are living on low or fixed incomes. Their budgets need to cover housing and medications, which often leaves little to cover the costs of nutritious meals. Some older adults also have limited mobility and are unable to travel to the grocery store. Our Senior Bag Program provides monthly, senior-specific bags of healthy groceries to people over 55. And nearly half of the food is fresh produce. We distribute the bags at senior centers and housing facilities, so that it’s accessible for everyone in need.

More healthy food for seniors

Commodity Supplemental Food Program

Provides 30-40 lbs of healthy groceries to seniors aged 60 or over who live in the District of Columbia or Montgomery County and meet income guidelines.

Help us make a greater impact

With the help of our partners, volunteers, and donors, we’re able to deliver more than 680,000 meals per year to more than 4,500 seniors. Help us continue to serve seniors and the rest of the Washington, D.C. region. Every unrestricted dollar you donate allows us to provide 2.5 meal. Together, we can create effective solutions to hunger.