Paris Senior Center Provides Food to Low-Income Seniors At No Cost

February 19, 2020

Paris Senior Center distributes nutritious food to low-income seniors at no cost through The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP).

When a senior is approved for the CSFP program, they receive a box of food each month worth

about $50 for as long as they are eligible and interested in the program. The contents of each box are tailored to meet the dietary needs of seniors. They contain cans of fruits and vegetables, proteins such as canned meat and peanut butter, cheese, grains, and more.

"We are excited to offer this program for the seniors in our community," said Tara Garside, Administrator "Some of the items in this box are products that would be difficult to buy regularly on a fixed income. This program is such a good way to make sure seniors in our community are getting the nutrition they need."

To be eligible, a person must be at least 60 years old and at or below 130 percent of the Federal poverty income guideline based on household size. For example, a person living alone would need to have income less than $1,354 per month.

For further information or to complete an application, contact Tara Garside at 660-327-5824 or, or come to 112 E. Marion Paris, MO 65275.

Paris Senior Center is a partner of The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri is a regional disaster and hunger-relief network that acquires and distributes approximately 30 million pounds of food annually to partner agencies across a 32-county area. The Food Bank works with more than 140 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other agencies to ensure food gets into the hands of those who need it most.