ElderShare – Also known as Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
Because so many seniors live on fixed incomes, they often find themselves choosing between food or medicine – or other necessities. The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank’s ElderShare Program is designed to enrich the diet of seniors by providing nutrient rich foods that they may otherwise be lacking. More than 5,100 eligible seniors receive a box of nutritious food monthly from local distribution sites.
ElderShare Distribution Program
Through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), income-eligible seniors in 26 Central Pennsylvania counties will receive much-needed supplemental food packages (boxes) on a monthly basis.
ElderShare is a monthly supplemental food program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Food for ElderShare is provided by the USDA Department of Food and Nutrition Service. ElderShare food packages do not provide a complete diet, but rather are good sources of the nutrients typically lacking in the diets of lower income seniors.
Volunteers Make It Happen
The supplemental food boxes are packed by volunteers who can commit to a monthly or quarterly shift of two to three hours. If you would like to volunteer to assist in the packing of these boxes, please contact our Volunteer Manager, Katie Wetzel - 717.724.3198.
For more information about the ElderShare Program/CSFP, contact Carolyn Fansler - 717.724.3188.
View Income Eligibility Guidelines