Commodity Boxes

Provides a staple of nutritious USDA supplied food items for low-income adults age 60 and older, and intended to supplement other food sources over a two-month period. This is an additional service available to eligible seniors.

How to get help:

Commodity Boxes are distributed bimonthly at our 1616 Lewis Street Pantry. Recipients of Commodity Boxes must be at least 60 years of age and under the income guideline set at 130% of the federal poverty level.

Emergency Snack Packs


of HFS customers are senior citizens.

Bulk Oatmeal

74 homebound seniors

are delivered HFS commodity boxes.

HFS Commodity Boxes

Nearly 375 seniors

receive commodity food.


Senior Commodity Distribution Dates

Helena Food Share - 1616 Lewis St., Helena, MT 59601
May 22 & 23, 2019 - 8:00 am to 10:30 am

East Helena Pantry - United Methodist Church
50 Prickly Pear Avenue N., East Helena, MT 59635
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be 60+ years of age
  • 2018 Income Guidelines - Monthly income from all sources must be less than:
    • $1,316 for a household of one
    • $1,784 for a household of two
    • $2,252 for a household of three

*Senior Commodities are made possible by a partnership with the Rocky Mountain Development Council.

Give Hope to a Senior in Need