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Our Senior Food Program: Elder Share

Free Groceries for Adults Ages 60+ in Boulder and Broomfield Counties

Whether you are a senior living on a fixed income, are homebound, or otherwise need help getting healthy food, Community Food Share is here to help. Elder Share provides free groceries to older adults with low incomes in Boulder and Broomfield Counties twice per month. Every person receives fresh produce, cheese, and a variety of pantry items to support a nutritious, balanced diet.

If you are a caregiver or have an older family member, you can also register and/or pick up food on their behalf.

You are eligible for the Elder Share program if: (1) you are 60 years of age or older; (2) you live in Boulder County or Broomfield County; and (3) your household income is at or below the following:

Maximum Monthly Income:

  • One-Person Household: $1,396.00
  • Two-Person Household: $1,888.00
  • Three-Person Household: $2,379.00

For households with more than three family members, add $492.00 for each additional family member.

Submit the following materials by mail or in person to Community Food Share (650 S. Taylor Avenue, Louisville, CO 80027):

The process takes up to 30 days from the time an application is accepted until an individual receives food. If you have additional questions, please call (303) 652-3663.

Our staff will work with you individually to determine the best Elder Share location for you. Once you have been accepted into the Elder Share program, you will receive a welcome letter and a calendar with distribution times.

Community Food Share is closed on most national holidays and may close due to inclement weather. Click here for a full list of holiday closures. For closures due to weather, call us or check our Facebook page for updates.

Please call (303) 652-3663 or email eldershare@communityfoodshare.org if you have questions.

For Debra, the pandemic was the push to seek help for the first time. In her late fifties, rapid and severe degeneration in Debra’s eyes led to an unexpected, early retirement from the nurse practitioner career she cherished. Today, at the age of 62, Debra is legally blind. Through our Elder Share program, Debra was able to get free groceries delivered to her door when the pandemic made it unsafe to take public transit.

“Because of Community Food Share, I’ve been able to do the things I love like cook and preserve food. That makes me happy, and it keeps me busy even though I can’t see.”

Read Debra’s Story
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Frequently Asked Questions: Elder Share

Fresh and canned fruits and vegetables; soups, stews, canned meats, or peanut butter; pasta or rice; cheese; shelf stable milk; and juice.

Our staff will work with you individually to determine the best Elder Share location for you. Please call (303) 652-3663 or email eldershare@communityfoodshare.org.

You may apply on behalf of your family member. Please see the “How to Apply” tab above for instructions on how to do so.

A caregiver can apply on behalf of a senior, but you must include a completed proxy form and a power of attorney with the other application materials. Please see the “How to Apply” tab above for instructions on how to enroll.

You may use:

  • Driver’s license
  • State issued photo identification card
  • School, university, or college identification card
  • US or foreign passport
  • Matricula consular
  • Temporary Resident Card
  • Alien Registration Receipt or Permanent Resident Card
  • Employment Authorization Card
  • Colorado Temporary Driver’s License

The proof of address should be in your own name and no more than three months old. Here are some options:

  • Utility, phone, or medical bill
  • Lease
  • Insurance documents
  • Bank statements

The process takes up to 30 days from the time an application is accepted until an individual receives food.

We will check in with you once a year to make sure none of your information has changed.

You may designate a friend or family member to collect food on your behalf. Both of you will need to sign a proxy form and return it to Community Food Share. Proxy forms are good up to a full calendar year, and they are available to download from the “How to Apply” tab above.

Unfortunately, no. Once you enroll at a specific location, you need to continue at the same location until you make a long-term change with Community Food Share’s staff. Please call (303) 652-3663 to discuss your options.

If you are in need of food today and aren’t sure where to go, Community Food Share can help. Call us, or click here to find a resource near you.

For questions about Elder Share, please contact us at:

eldershare@communityfoodshare.org
(303) 652-3663

Some of the food provided through Elder Share comes from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Supplemental Food Program, a government program that supports seniors nationally.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Click here for details.