Senior Programs

Ensuring that seniors have access to nutritious foods that meet their health needs.

Serving Low-Income Seniors Throughout 13-Counties.

The North Texas Food Bank directly partners with the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) to distribute a senior food box program called CSFP (Commodity Supplemental Food Program), locally known as PAN (People and Nutrition).  If eligible, a participant can receive a pre-packaged box of non-perishables once a month provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) at one of the multiple distribution sites. Each month, those who are 60 years and above can receive an estimated 35 lbs of USDA commodities in Dallas, Collin, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, Fannin, Delta, Hopkins, Lamar, Grayson, Rockwall, and Navarro counties.

 

Who is eligible for CSFP (PAN)?

  • Must be 60 years or older
  • Must be resident of one of the 13 counties NTFB serves: Dallas, Collin, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, Fannin, Delta, Hopkins, Lamar, Grayson, Rockwall, and Navarro counties
  • Must meet governmental income guidelines*

*Please contact the CSFP (PAN) Team office to see if you are income-eligible at (214) 367-3123 or csfpteam@ntfb.org.

How do I sign up?

Those interested in enrolling must visit one of our distribution sites with the following information:

  • Types of ID: (Birth certificate, Baptismal certificate, Health card, Identification card, Driver license, Military ID, Veteran ID, Passport, Refugee visa)
  • Due to the income requirements, applicants must be familiar with their gross monthly income (If applicant recognizes multiple household members, must know all gross incomes combined)

What do I do if I am not able to pick up my PAN Box?

If you are not able to pick up your PAN box, you may have an alternative person, or proxy, pick up on your behalf using your CSFP ID number and their personal ID. Prior to using a proxy, the CSFP participant must fill out the Proxy Form.

How do I sign up a senior who is not mobile?

A proxy can sign up for a senior on their behalf using the Participant Application. The applicant must fill out the Proxy Form located on this page authorizing a designated person to apply or pick up a box on their behalf. After the senior has entered the required information, the proxy can bring the application to a CSFP distribution with the senior’s personal ID, or email scans of both documents into csfpteam@ntfb.org.

CSFP Distributions Locations

Click the button below to find a CSFP distribution near you!

Not Eligible for CSFP?

View additional NTFB food assistance options

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Mobile Food Distribution Schedule

NTFB’s mobile pantry travels across the metroplex! View the MP schedule here.

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SNAP Information

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) addresses the nutritional needs of low-income families.

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Get Food Assistance

Speak to a Social Service Assistance staff member who can provide valuable information about benefits available to you.

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Find a Food Pantry

Use our searchable map to find a food pantry or other resources in the North Texas area. Filter your results by Location, Distance, Agency Name, or Type of Assistance.

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