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Helping Seniors

Senior Farmers Market Coupons

This program provides low-income adults, age 60 and older, a $50 supply of coupons to shop at the local Farmer’s Markets, allowing Seniors to enhance their food resources with fresh, locally grown vegetables and fruit.

Farmer’s Market Coupons are distributed each Spring at our 1616 Lewis Street Pantry. Please check back in late Spring for coupon distribution and market location information for 2021.

Eligibility for Farmer’s Market Coupons require recipients to 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 $1382 or less a month, or a two person household that combined make $1868 or less a month. For each additional household member, add $485.

HFS Farmers Market Produce

$50

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 are intended to supplement other food sources over a two-month period. This is an additional service available to eligible seniors. 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 $1382 or less a month, or a two person household that combined make $1868 or less a month. For each additional household member, add $485.

Upcoming Senior Commodity distribution dates:

November 2nd at our East Helena Pantry, 50 Prickly Pear Avenue: 2:00 – 3:30 PM

November 4th & 5th at our Lewis Street Pantry, 1616 Lewis Street: 8:00 – 10:30 AM

January 25th at our East Helena Pantry, 50 Prickly Pear Avenue: 2:00 – 3:30 PM

January 27th & 28th at our Lewis Street Pantry, 1616 Lewis Street: 8:00 – 10:30 AM

March 22nd at our East Helena Pantry, 50 Prickly Pear Avenue: 2:00 – 3:30 PM

March 24th & 25th at our Lewis Street Pantry, 1616 Lewis Street: 8:00 – 10:30 AM

May 17th at our East Helena Pantry, 50 Prickly Pear Avenue: 2:00 – 3:30 PM

May 19th & 20th at our Lewis Street Pantry, 1616 Lewis Street: 8:00 – 10:30 AM

July 19th at our East Helena Pantry, 50 Prickly Pear Avenue: 2:00 – 3:30 PM

July 21st & 22nd at our Lewis Street Pantry, 1616 Lewis Street: 8:00 – 10:30 AM

If you have any questions, please call, Kara, our Program Manager at 443-3663 ext. 113.

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

Click here to view the current income guidelines.

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.