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Helping Seniors

Next Senior Commodities is Nov 1, 3 & 4:

Mon, Nov 1 at the East Helena Pantry, 2:00-3:30
Wed/Thur, Nov 3 & 4 at the Lewis Street Pantry, 8:00-10:30

Senior Farmers Market Coupons

This program provides low-income adults, age 60 and older, a $50 supply of coupons to shop at local Farmers Markets, allowing Seniors to enhance their food resources with fresh, locally grown vegetables and fruit. Coupons must be used during the year they are obtained.

2021 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 $1,986 or less a month, or a two-person household that combined make $2,686 or less a month. For each additional person in your household, add $700. Click here for more detail regarding income guidelines.

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 is intended to supplement other food sources over a two-month period. 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 make $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:

  • Mon, Nov 1 at our East Helena Pantry, 50 Prickly Pear Avenue: 2:00 – 3:30 PM
    Wed & Thurs,  Nov 3 & 4 at our Lewis Street Pantry, 1616 Lewis Street: 8:00 – 10:30 AM
  • Mon, Jan 24 at our East Helena Pantry, 50 Prickly Pear Avenue: 2:00 – 3:30 PM
    Wed & Thurs,  Jan 26 & 27 at our Lewis Street Pantry, 1616 Lewis Street: 8:00 – 10:30 AM

Spring dates and times will be posted in the new year. Please check back then for updated information.

If you have any questions, please call, Kim Dale, our Program Operations Director at 443-3663 ext. 110.

*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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