Senior Program

The Food Bank of Central Louisiana and the Senior program

The Senior Program was designed to help supplement impoverished seniors' nutritional needs so that they are not faced with the difficult decision of choosing between medicine, rent and food. Seniors in the program receive 50 pounds of food per month for a year. 


The average age of the participants in the program is 81 and the average income is $967 per month. Eligibility is limited to those whose income falls below federal poverty guidelines and whose age is at least 65 or 60 and disabled.


The Senior Program currently provides food for more than 2,300 seniors, but there are people still in need.


To support the program, all you have to do is mail a donation. $150 pays for one senior to receive a 50 pound box of food each month for a year. Make checks payable to: Food Bank of Central Louisiana, Inc. Our mailing address is: 3223 Baldwin Avenue, Alexandria, LA 71301-3506. Please make a notation on your check indicating the Senior Program. All donations are tax deductible. Donors can be individuals, churches, civic clubs, a business, a group of friends, and even children who pool their money.


Don’t you think it is time to respond to the needs of our senior citizens in central Louisiana? Your donation can make a difference in the lives of seniors in our community.

Medicine, rent or food?