Feeding Florida | Florida's Food Bank Network

Senior Resources

The Feeding Florida Network, made up of food banks, pantries, markets, and partner agencies is in every county across the State of Florida. We are ready to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, in blue skies or grey. If you need help finding food, please call 1-855-FLA-FOOD (1-855-352-3663) or use our interactive map to locate an agency closest to you. For other resources in your area, please call 2-1-1. 
 

Farmers Markets

Fresh Access Bucks: Double your SNAP with Florida Produce using the (free) Fresh Access Bucks! Fresh Access Bucks makes fresh, local produce more affordable and accessible to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants by providing a one-to-one match for Florida grown fruits and vegetables. A SNAP cardholder who spends $40 of their SNAP benefits at a participating market receives an additional $40 to purchase fresh, local produce.

Please click the link to find a list of participating Fresh Access Bucks Outlets: 
feedingflorida.org/promotional-materials/fresh-access-bucks-market-locations

Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program: The Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program supports good nutrition by providing low-income elders living in select counties in Florida with coupons that can be redeemed for locally grown, fresh, fruits and vegetables from participating farmers at local farmers' markets. The program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Upon application through the local lead agency, in participating counties, eligible elders receive $40 worth of coupons (10 coupons worth $4 each) that can be exchanged for fresh, locally grown produce. Coupons are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning in early April, and continuing while funds are available. Elders age 60 and older with an income not exceeding 185 percent of the current federal poverty guidelines are eligible. Federal poverty guidelines are updated each year. 

More information for the Senior Farmers' Market Nutritional Program:
Dora Soto
SFMNP Coordinator
850-414-2131
sotod@elderaffairs.org

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of low-income elderly persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods. Women, infants, and children who were certified and receiving CSFP benefits as of February 6, 2014 can continue to receive assistance until they are no longer eligible under the program rules in effect on February 6, 2014. Through CSFP, USDA distributes both food and administrative funds to participating States and Indian Tribal Organizations.

Locations 
Learn more about CSFP distribution in Florida at Fresh From Florida or contact your regional coordinator from the list below: 

  • Region 1 and 2: Feeding The Gulf Coast (*SDA)
    Counties Served: Bay, Calhoun, Dixie, Hamilton, Holmes, Lafayette, Liberty, Madison, Walton
    Contact: Daniel Warren, America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend 
    (850) 562-3033
    dwarren@fightinghunger.org
    4446 Entrepot Blvd. Tallahassee, FL 32310
     
  • Region 3 and 6: Bread of the Mighty Food Bank 
    Counties Served: Alachua, Flagler, Marion, Union
    Contact: Sherah English, 
    (352) 336-0839
    joshua.john@breadofthemighty.org
    325 NW 10th Ave. 
    Gainesville, FL 32601
     
  • Region 4: Feeding Tampa Bay
    Counties Served: Citrus, Hernando
    Contact: Kelly Hall, Agency Relations Manager
    (813) 254-1190
    khall@feedingtampabay.org 
    http://feedingtampabay.org/csfp-sites/
    4702 Transport Dr., Building 6
    Tampa, FL 33605
     
  • Region 5: Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida
    Counties Served: Glades, Hendry
    Contact: Annie Noel, Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) Coordinator
    (239) 334-7007 
    anoel@harrychapinfoodbank.org
    3760 Fowler St.
    Fort Myers, FL 33901
     
  • Region 6 and 7: Treasure Coast Food Bank
    Counties Served: Indian River, Osceola
    Contact: Homer Gutierrez, Senior Director of Program Service
    (772) 489-3034
    hgutierrez@tcfoodbank.org
    401 Angle Rd.
    Fort Pierce, FL 34947
     
  • Region 9: Feeding South Florida
    Counties Served: Miami-Dade
    Contact: Feeding South Florida
    (954) 518-1818
    healthcareservices@feedingsouthflorida.org


CSFP Resources

Eligibility Requirements
Individuals interested in participating in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program must meet specified criteria:


Department of Elder Affairs 

Call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337) to find out if you or your loved ones are eligible to receive benefits and services from one or more of the Department of Elder Affairs programs or you can visit: elderaffairs.state.fl.us/doea/programs.php