Senior Food Boxes improve the health of low-income seniors over 60 by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods.

Senior Food Boxes is a joint venture of Feeding America Southwest Virginia, the USDA, and the LOA.  Eligible seniors receive a monthly food package consisting of all 5 major food groups and a loaf of cheese from the food bank.  Included in the box you’ll find canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, beans, cereal, pasta, bottled juice, shelf-stable milk, canned meat, and 2 lbs of American cheese.  Volunteers then help the LOA deliver these boxes to the seniors’ homes.


  • Be 60 years of age or older
  • Meet income requirements (130% below Federal Poverty Level)
  • Live in Roanoke City or County, Salem or Craig County

Food Boxes are delivered on the third Tuesday of every month.  Volunteers call you the day before to ensure that you will be home when the volunteers deliver the boxes to your home.  You must be home in order to receive the box and you must sign for it.

Please call our office if you are interested in receiving a Senior Food Box at 540-345-0451.