Food Boxes

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

Distribution is 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the 4th Monday of each month (start date to be determined; holidays are rescheduled) at the South Fayette Township Building, 515 Millers Run Road 15064.

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 federal income limits.

What Do I 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 Do I Apply?

You must call ahead at 412-221-8700 and then apply IN PERSON at the South Fayette Township office between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday (excluding holidays). You do NOT need to be a resident of South Fayette Township. You must bring:

  • 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.

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.

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.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement 2015

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 at:, 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:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement 2015 (Spanish Translation)

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

(1) correo: 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; o

(3) correo electrónico:

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.