Senior Brown Bag Program
How to apply?
Fill out the application at Galilee-CDC or print the document below and fill it out.
Turn in the application to Galilee CDC via mail or in-person.
In 2015, Galilee CDC received a grant from the Capital Area Food Bank to initiate the Senior Brown Bag Program, with the goal of reducing hunger and malnutrition in senior citizens ages 55+.
National data for persons, age 65 to 75, show that a majority of senior citizens are not consuming even two thirds of the nutrients they need to stay healthy. This stems from a variety of reasons, such as lack of mobility, limited transportation, or limited financial resources.
Participants receive pre-bagged, non-perish- able items and at least one fresh produce item, on a monthly basis.
Brown Bag Program items are distributed between the hours of 12 noon and 2 pm on the third Wednesday of each month. Food items received are not meant to meet all nutritional needs of a senior for the entire month, but, rather serves as a supplement to their diets.