Senior Feeding Programs
Senior citizens are valuable members of our community. Unfortunately, they’re also neglected. The CSFP and Totes of Love program offer needed assistance and welcome companionship. See below for more information.
Totes of Love
Services for our seniors provide free, monthly food assistance to help low-income senior citizens. Each box contains about a week’s worth of non-perishable food and is delivered along with milk and fresh produce when available. Currently, food boxes are distributed to 23 qualifying senior clients in Chesterfield County. The food box deliveries provide not only nourishment for the body but also a kind visit that warms the heart.
For more information on Senior Feeding Programs or to make an appointment to qualify please call (803) 254-4432 ext 1120.
Commodity Supplemental Food Program
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) gives thousands of low-income individuals’ access to healthy food. CSFP is a USDA nutrition program that offers free monthly nutrition information and nutritious foods such as: Canned Fruit, Vegetables, Meat, Cereal, Cheese, Fruit Juice, and Pasta. Eligibility is based on age, income, and residency. Interested individuals must apply in person at a participating site. The CSFP program is available in the following counties: Darlington, Dillon, Fairfield, Florence, Greenville, Kershaw, Lexington, Lee, Orangeburg, Richland, and Sumter Counties. Interested individuals must apply in-person at a participating site.
CSFP Eligibility Requirements
60 years of age and older and resides in the counties listed above.
Individual and/or household income will be used to determine eligibility.
In order for a recipient or household to be eligible to receive CSFP commodities, clients must have a valid picture ID and their income must fall within the guidelines listed on the CSFP Eligibility Guidelines chart click here.
To learn more about this program please call (803) 254-4432 ext. 1120
Become a Senior Feeding Program Local Distributing Agency
Is your organization interested in becoming a Senior Feeding Program Local Distributing Agency?
The South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS) is the designated state agency responsible for the administration of the Senior Feeding Program. The SCDSS has entered an agreement with Harvest Hope Food Bank to accomplish the goals of the Senior Feeding Program within the seven counties listed. In order to accomplish the eligibility determination, nutrition education, and food distribution activities of the Senior Feeding Program, Harvest Hope Food bank has established agreements with other non-profit and/or public entities that are identified as the Local Distributing Agencies (LDAs).
For more information on becoming a Local Distributing Agency for the Senior Feeding Program at Harvest Hope please contact (803) 254-4432, Ext. 1120.