Food Boxes

To sign up or learn more, please contact Ian McNeill: 412-221-8700, ext. 222.

Program Overview

Adults age 60 or older who meet certain income guidelines may register to receive a free box of healthy, nonperishable foods once per month through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program, or Senior Food Box Program.

Distribution occurs on the fourth Wednesday of each month, from 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., at the South Fayette Township Municipal Center, 100 Township Drive, Second Floor, South Fayette PA 15017.

Senior Box Contents

Who Qualifies

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be age 60 or older
  • Have a gross income (income BEFORE Medicare, etc. deductions) that falls under the limits listed in the chart:

2022-2023 Income Guidelines

Senior Food Box Income Chart 2022-2023

What You Get

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) box includes bottles of 100% juice, canned fruits and vegetables, canned meats and stews, milk, cereal, peanut butter, and more. Each box also comes with two pounds of fresh American cheese.

Products are provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and distributed through the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. The items are chosen to focus on seniors’ nutritional needs: high fiber, high protein, high calcium, low salt and low sugar.

How to Apply

Call the Department of Parks and Recreation at 412-221-8700 during normal business hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, excluding holidays). You do NOT need to be a resident of South Fayette Township.

You must supply the following information:

  • I.D. (Driver's License, Birth Certificate or Passport)   
  • Proof of Income (Social Security, Disability, Pension, Unemployment, Underemployment)
  • The person(s) planning to pick up the food (Applicant/Caretaker/Proxy)

Applicants must be approved and registered before they can begin receiving food boxes.

Pickup Procedure

When Can Boxes Be Picked Up?

Boxes may be picked up only during the designated hours. Early or late pickups are not possible. Distributions that fall on a holiday will be rescheduled. No deliveries are available.

What If I Can't Pick Up My Box?

Applicants may appoint a caretaker or proxy.

A caretaker may appear in person to register the food box recipient. Upon signup, the caretaker must present the applicant's ID and proof of income. In the future, the caretaker may sign for and pick up the food box, and also can fill out annual certification paperwork on behalf of the recipient.

 A registered proxy can pick up boxes for the recipient. The recipient still must appear in person for the annual certification paperwork.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) Email Program

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.