The Commodity Supplement Food Program (CSFP) is a federally run program that helps low-income seniors around the country by providing them with monthly food packages.

In Maryland the program is known as “My Groceries to Go!” and is administered by the Maryland Food Bank in concert with the Department of Aging, housing agencies and other groups who work with the senior community.

 If you live in Baltimore, you are 60 years of age and you have income below 130% of the Federal Poverty Level (in 2022 that equates to $1,693 a month or lower) you do meet the requirements. If you feel you may qualify your best course of action would appear to be to call the Food Bank at 410-737-8282 and they can point you in the right direction.

Once you are enrolled in the program you’ll be informed of where and when the packages will be delivered for you to pick up. As each package is meant to supplement your diet for a full month, they do tend to be quite heavy, up to 40lbs a time, which is certainly worth noting if you have transportation or physical concerns as well.

For those of us in need of some extra help but who don’t qualify for the CSFP the Maryland Food Bank has an easy to navigate website that will tell you where your local food banks might be. The page in question is here: Find Food Near Me | Maryland Food Bank (