Taking care of our aging population means some Mainers are eligible for ways to supplement their diet through federal programs that are in practice here in the State of Maine. Maine seniors have a great opportunity for free supplemental food where eligible seniors can receive a new box of food every month which can include oats, rice, pasta, poultry, juice, and more.

This food is given through a program through the USDA and is called the Commodities Supplemental Food Program. The aim is to improve the health of low-income residential seniors of Maine, at least 60-years-of-age or older.

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Maine seniors who qualify for this program

Guidelines to be able to get a box include:

  • being a resident of Maine or a participating Indian reservation
  • being 60 years old or older
  • qualify as low-income, for a senior living alone their max income for a year should be $16,237/ year, $1,354 monthly, or $313 weekly. See full income guidelines here.

Where Maine seniors can get more info and a box of supplemental food

Seniors all across Maine can access these boxes by searching out their county's supporting agency below:

Please pass this along to seniors in Maine that you think could benefit from this program. For more information about this program in Maine, visit the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry webpage 'Commodity Supplemental Food Program'.

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