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Senior Nutrition

Improving the health and wellbeing of seniors at least 60 years of age through nutritious food.

Developed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), CSFP improves the health of low-income seniors at least 60 years of age, by adding nutritious food to their diets. Eligible seniors receive a free monthly food box that includes nutrition information and helpful recipes.

2021 Senior Hunger Impact Report
  • 25,258 Boxes Distributed Statewide
  • 2,105 Seniors Served Each Month
  • 43 Counties Served
  • 871,075 Pounds of Food Distributed

Solving Hunger in Idaho

AARP estimates that 52% of our more than 110,000 senior residents rely on Social Security for half of their family income.

Unfortunately, almost one in four Idaho seniors depends on Social Security for 90% or more of their family income. It’s not surprising then that when you factor in out-of-pocket medical expenses, 15% of our older residents are living in poverty. With America getting older–by 2030 nearly one in five U.S residents will be 65 or older–we know the percentage of seniors in poverty will increase, especially in rural communities. In response to this demographic shift, The Idaho Foodbank is increasing its effort to serve the needs of older Idahoans.

Sometimes I have to choose between buying food and paying my bills, this really helps.

Senior Client
Other programs available for seniors

Cooking Education

Our Cooking Matters classes, while available to all ages, help seniors on a fixed income select and prepare foods that will ensure they get the nutrition they need. Special classes are also available for seniors with dietary requirements imposed by serious health conditions such as diabetes.

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Senior Nutrition Programs Sponsor

The Idaho Foodbank 2021 Annual Report

In fiscal year 2021, 30.9 Million pounds of food were distributed statewide, a 38% increase from the previous year. Over 197,000 people served any given month from our facilities in Meridian, Pocatello, and Lewiston, and through our network of over 465 community distribution partners statewide.

2022 Annual Report

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
or

fax:
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

email:
program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Spanish:

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDAProgramComplaintForm-Spanish-Section508Compliant.pdf y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

correo:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

fax:
(202) 690-7442; o

correo electrónico:
program.intake@usda.gov

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.