Helping Seniors

Next Senior Commodities Distribution:

Mon, Sept 26 – East Helena Pantry, 2:00-3:00
Wed, Sept 28 – Lewis Street Pantry, 8:00-11:00


Senior Farmers Market Coupons

This program provides low-income adults, age 60 and older, a $48 supply of coupons to shop at local Farmers Markets, allowing Seniors to enhance their food resources with fresh, locally grown vegetables and fruit. You must show an ID when picking up coupons. Coupons must be used during the year they are obtained.

Farmers Market Coupon Distribution:

Coupons have been distributed for 2022. Check back after June 1, 2023 for next season’s coupons.

2022 Eligibility for Farmers Market Coupons

To obtain coupons, recipients must be at least 60 years of age and under the income guideline set at 185% of the federal poverty level. You qualify for this program if you are a single-person household making $2,096 or less a month, or a two-person household that combined makes $2,832 or less a month.

For more details regarding income guidelines or other questions, please call Mo Shirley at 443-3663-x113.

HFS Farmers Market Produce

$48

of coupons to low-income seniors.

HFS Farmers Market Table

300 seniors

receive coupons each summer.

HFS Farmers Market Produce

5 Months

when seniors can shop local markets with coupons.


Senior Commodities

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

2021 Eligibility for Senior Commodities

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. You qualify for this program if you are a single-person household making $1,395 or less a month or a two-person household that combined makes $1,887 or less a month. For each additional person in your household, add $492. Click here for more detail regarding income guidelines.

Upcoming Senior Commodity distribution dates:

East Helena Pantry

Mondays, 2:00 – 3:00 pm


September 26

November 28

January 23

March 27

May 22

July 24


Lewis Street Pantry

Wednesday, 8:00 – 11:00 am


September 28

November 30

January 25

March 29

May 24

July 26


If you have any questions, please call, Mo Shirley, our Operations Manager at 443-3663 ext. 113.

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

Emergency Snack Packs

14%

of HFS customers are senior citizens.

Bulk Oatmeal

74 home-bound seniors

are delivered HFS commodity boxes.

HFS Commodity Boxes

Nearly 375 seniors

receive commodity food.

 

 

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