Senior Hunger - HAPCAP

Senior Hunger

Food for Seniors

"Even the most independent among us, if fortunate to live long enough, may experience a decline in mobility or health that can strip away our independence and diminish the quality of our lives."

Seniors, including seniors raising their grandchildren, are among the fastest-growing population of food insecure households. Studies show that food insecure seniors are at an increased rise of poorer health and chronic conditions, including diabetes and heart disease. Seniors are often faced with tough choices including paying for medication or buying groceries. We work hard to get nutritious food into the hands of seniors in our community.

Meals on Wheels participant at home

Summer 2024 - Farmers Market Coupons

The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Ohio Department of Aging to allow income-eligible seniors the opportunity to enjoy locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, and honey. Participants receive special coupons worth $50 to buy produce from authorized, participating farmers who sell at farmers’ markets or roadside stands from May through October.

Individuals may apply using the printable mail-in application or using the online application according the timeline below. Applications will be checked by Buckeye Hills for the appropriate postmark, date-stamped, and processed for distribution on a first-come, first-served basis by county.

Application Submission Dates

  • Athens and Hocking Counties: On or after April 16, 2024
  • Washington and Monroe Counties: On or after April 23, 2024
  • Meigs, Morgan, Noble, and Perry Counties: On or after April 30, 2024

Applications postmarked before these dates will not be processed. Incomplete applications or applications missing a signature will not be processed.

Coupons are tentatively scheduled to be mailed to consumers by June 30, 2024.

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Commodity Supplemental Food Program

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) provides food boxes once a month to nutritionally at-risk, income-eligible participants 60 years of age or older in Athens, Hocking, Gallia, Lawrence, Jackson, Meigs, Morgan, Perry, Vinton, and Washington Counties. Each CSFP food box contains a variety of USDA-donated commodities that may include cereal, grits, powdered milk, pasta, evaporated milk, cheese, rice, canned meat, peanut butter, canned fruit, canned vegetables, fruit juice, dry beans, and oats.

All applicants must provide copies of the following items. Acceptable examples of each are provided.

PROOF OF AGE – Must be 60 or older, even if totally or partially disabled. ​Examples include a copy of one of the following:

  • Driver's License
  • State ID Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • Another legal document that lists your date of birth

​PROOF OF ADDRESS – Must be a resident of Ohio and live in a participating county. Examples include a copy of any of the following that list your current address:

  • Driver’s License
  • State ID Card
  • Recent Utility Bill (electric, cable, water, etc.)
  • Another legal document that lists your CURRENT address.

To apply for CSFP:

Please complete the application available : 2024 CSFP Guidelines and Application

You can also contact Abby Poling at (740) 385-6813 or

Once the application is complete, please send it to:

Southeast Ohio Foodbank
Attn: CSFP
1005 CIC Drive
Logan, Ohio 43138

You may also fax your application to 740-385-0866. CSFP applications are also available at our congregate meal sites and our facility.

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels routes are covered three days a week where drivers deliver well-balanced meals to home-bound seniors.  We view each program participant as a neighbor and friend.  The Regional Kitchen carefully coordinates its meal preparation and delivery by considering each senior's needs.  Through the deliveries, seniors receive nutritious meals and a safety and wellness check, as many of our clients live alone, and our driver may be the only person they see regularly.

We also offer monthly pet food delivery, thanks to our staff's hard work, dedication, and local donors' generosity. This keeps people and pets together and healthy by eliminating logistical and financial challenges. We thank Friendly Paws Pet Supplies & Grooming and White's Mill, who support this effort.

Enroll Someone

To enroll yourself or someone you know in Meals on Wheels, call us at 740-385-6813 ext. 2217 or complete the New Client Application form. If you select to self-pay, you must complete the Self Pay Application and the self-pay meal service agreement.

Please mail your completed forms to:
Southeast Ohio Foodbank & Regional Kitchen
Attn: Naomi Squires
1005 CIC Drive
Logan, OH 43138

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Congregate Dining

Made from scratch meals are served five days a week to two congregate sites, United Seniors in Athens, and Scenic Hills Senior Center in Logan. Any senior 60+ years of age, plus their caregiver or spouse, regardless of age, can eat for free. Anyone under 60 can reserve a meal and join their senior friends for $5.00.  Congregate dining allows for and encourages socializing through monthly activities/holiday parties.​

Seniors must call and reserve their lunch by 8:00 AM the day of.
740-385-6813 ext. 2217.

Seniors may download and fill out the Congregate App & Assessment Form ahead of reservations, but are not required. Our staff can help you fill out the form as you arrive!

Congregate Application & Assessment Form

Congregate Client Handbook

Congregate Dining Locations

Athens County

Athens Community Center

701 E. State St., Suite 101
Athens, Ohio 45701
Lunch served: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Hocking County

Scenic Hills Senior Center

187 S. Spring St.
Logan, Ohio 43138
Lunch served: 11:00 a.m. – Noon.

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