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Find Healthy Food for Seniors, Help with Medicaid, Internet, and Benefits for Seniors

We’re here to provide older adults living on fixed incomes with free food, access to fresh produce, and help with Medicaid and other benefits to support healthy aging.

Get Help with Food for Seniors and Additional Support

We’re here whenever you need us.

Find food for seniors, help with Medicaid and other benefits programs, and more to empower healthy aging for yourself or an older adult in your family.



Free Monthly Boxes of Food for Seniors

We provide monthly food boxes for seniors with groceries full of key nutrients, such as Vitamins A and C, calcium and iron through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program.

Older adults aged 60 or older must meet income guidelines and apply to receive monthly food boxes from sites participating in the commodity boxes program.

Find Food Boxes



Get Seasonal Coupons for Fresh Produce from Farmer’s Markets

We distribute coupons seasonally that can be used to purchase fresh fruit, vegetables, honey and herbs at farmer’s markets from July to October through the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program.

To receive a coupon book, you must reside in Chicago, be 60 years of age or older and have a household income less than 185% of the federal poverty income guidelines.

Coupons are distributed in July. Check back in July to see a full list of pick-up locations and income requirements for this year’s program.

Get answers to your questions about the program


Food & Medical Benefits

Get Help with Medicaid, SNAP/Link and Other Benefits Programs

Our team can help you apply for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as Link or food stamps). We also help with Medicaid, a federal and state program that helps with healthcare costs for millions of Americans. But there are many additional programs that help seniors, too!

Get Help With Benefits

See what SNAP has to offer and get answers to your questions on food stamps, eligibility and case management.

Receive help with Medicaid, a federal and state program that helps you get access to critical healthcare and services.

Learn how to seek assistance with electricity and heating in Chicago and the Cook County region through LIHEAP.

Find out more about who is eligible for tax credits through the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

A Special SNAP/Link Program that Provides Help for Seniors

The new Elderly, Disabled Simplified Redetermination Project (EDSRP) makes the SNAP/Link food benefits process easier for older adults and people with disabilities.


Internet for Seniors and Other Benefits of Having SNAP/Link and Medicaid

In addition to providing help for seniors and access to nutrition and healthcare, receiving SNAP/Link and Medicaid may also qualify you for other services.

APPLY FOR SNAP or medicaid

SNAP and other benefit program recipients have access to low-cost internet service for $9.95 a month, including in-home and out-of-home Wi-Fi, discounted computers, digital literacy training and more.

SNAP cardholders have access to all Prime benefits, discounted to just $6.99 per month.

Through the new SNAP Restaurant Meals Program in Illinois, eligible individuals may use their SNAP benefits to purchase hot meals from participating restaurants.

SNAP participants can purchase groceries online for delivery or pick-up at participating grocers in Illinois.

With your SNAP benefits, anyone who receives SNAP/Link can quality for low-cost internet services from $5-10 per month.

People receiving SNAP benefits can gain free or reduced-price admission to hundreds of museums across the country, including popular Chicago museums.


More Ways We Provide Help and Food for Seniors

In addition to providing food for seniors and extensive food-focused programming, we also offer healthy eating resources.


Want to Give Back to Your Community?

Getting help and giving help go hand in hand. Be a part of the solution and volunteer or support our community in a way that works for you.


Learn How Food Insecurity Affects Older Adults

Hear from your neighbors to find out how hunger affects our communities and how our programs ensure no one goes hungry.


Find Support and Food for Seniors Today

Search our map to find free groceries, a meal or food boxes, and help for seniors at a food pantry or program near you.