My Groceries to Go! | Maryland Food Bank

My Groceries to Go!

Seniors Get Monthly Food Assistance - To Go!

It’s easy for seniors in Baltimore City to receive monthly food assistance from the Maryland Food Bank.
Call (410) 737-8282

What is ‘My Groceries to Go!”?

My Groceries to Go! — otherwise known as the Commodity Supplemental Food Program — is a federal program that provides food to low-income seniors. Through a partnership with the Maryland Food Bank, the program provides a monthly supply of nutritious USDA to seniors in need.

Along with children and the working poor, Maryland’s senior population is among the most at-risk of food insecurity due to circumstances like inconsistent income, limited mobility, and poor health. My Groceries to Go! is critical to ensuring that seniors receive the nutrition they need to lead healthy lives.

For more information, call the food bank at (410) 737-8282 and ask for our CSFP Program Coordinator.

 

Who Can Register?

 

Any Baltimore City resident 60 years and older with an income level that is at or below 130 percent of the federal poverty income guidelines may apply for My Groceries to Go!

In plain terms, this means that a senior living alone can receive assistance only if they have an annual income of $15,678 or less; and for seniors living in a household of two and three people, the income cutoff is increased gradually to $21,112 and $26,546 respectively.

For more information, call the food bank at (410) 737-8282 and ask for our CSFP Program Coordinator.

Household Size Annual Income Monthly Income Weekly Income
1 $15,782 $1,316 $304
2 21,398 1,784 412
3 27,014 2,252 520
4 32,630 2,720 628
5 38,246 3,188 736
6 43,862 3,656 844
7 49,478 4,124 952
8 55,094 4,592 1,060

How Does it Work?

 

Through the My Groceries to Go! program, MFB partners with senior centers and other community organizations across Baltimore City and County to target populations of low-income seniors who may be eligible to receive assistance.

MFB employees assist clients in filling out their applications with the necessary documentation and then process the applications on the spot.

While the program is limited to 2,700 individuals at one time, registered and approved clients are put on a waitlist. While on the waitlist, clients may still receive food assistance, based on available supplies. Once a client moves to the active list, they will receive information on when, where, and how to pick up their monthly supply of food. The food supply is heavy — between 30-40 pounds — and we encourage clients to bring a cart or a helping hand when retrieving their supplemental food assistance.

For more information, call the food bank at (410) 737-8282 and ask for our CSFP Program Coordinator.

 

A Great Collaboration

 

In order to provide our clients with this vital resource, MFB works in partnership with the Maryland Department of Aging as well as dozens of partners and housing facilities that serve a primarily senior demographic in the city.

USDA Food is delivered regularly to MFB each month. This food is then packed into boxes by MFB volunteers for distribution at designated pick-up sites. For more information, call the food bank at (410) 737-8282 and ask for our CSFP Program Coordinator.

 

Learn More About the Groceries To Go! Program

 

If you’re curious about the Maryland Food Bank Groceries To Go! Program, or any other senior food assistance options Maryland Food Bank provides, get more information from the following resources:

And if you’d like to see if you qualify for My Groceries to Go!, call the food bank at (410) 737-8282 and ask for our CSFP Program Coordinator.

We Need Your Help

Programs, campaigns, and educational outreach at the Maryland Food Bank rely on the philanthropic support of charitable individuals like you.

Much like our food distribution efforts, outreach activities at the Maryland Food Bank rely on generous donations of money and time.

We hope you’ll consider a contribution.

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