Older adults often live on fixed incomes and are at risk of food insecurity. In fact, 36% of the households we serve include at least one person over the age of 60. We provide targeted support to reach this vulnerable population.
Older Adult Community Markets
The Food Depository provides food for Older Adult Community Markets throughout Cook County. In these markets, older adults can choose from a variety of fresh produce and nonperishable food items.
Resident and Produce Markets
The Food Depository began providing food items to low-income senior residences in 2007. This program helps stretch tight grocery budgets by providing older adults with nutritious food to prepare at home.
To find a food program catering to older adults near you, visit our find food map and select the “Older adult/senior program” filter under “More”.