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Feeding Seniors

Seniors in South Jersey Shouldn’t Have To Struggle with Hunger.

older woman in a wheel chair with a box of food in her lap

Many seniors in South Jersey face the impossible choice of how best to use their money – should they pay for housing, medicine, utilities, transportation, or food? Far too often the choice to pay for food becomes the lowest priority.

FBSJ served more than 68,000 seniors in 2022, 75,000 in 2023, and is looking to serve even more in 2024 and beyond.

older gentleman holding a bag of produce

SNRS –  Senior Nutrition Resource Supplement

The mission of the SNRS program is to supply nutritious supplemental food to low-income seniors who are 60 years of age or older and self declare that they need food assistance. The monthly food distribution provides approximately a two-week supply of groceries based on a senior’s nutritional needs, including shelf-stable items as well as fresh produce, dairy and meat protein.

To qualify, seniors must be 60 years of age or older, provide proof of New Jersey residency, and self-declare the need for food assistance.

Interested in becoming a partner site that distributes supplemental groceries to seniors?
Click here to submit your interest.

Senior Resources and Guides

To learn more about the unique nutritional needs of seniors, visit: Senior Nutrition Guide

For more nutrition information for older adults to eat healthy, reduce disease risk, and deal with changes that affect appetite and eating, visit: USDA Nutrition Topics for Older Adults

The Division of Aging Services (DoAS):  administers a number of federal and state-funded programs that make it easier for older adults to live in the community as long as possible with independence, dignity and choice. Click here for the Program Guide.

* Learn more about funded programs that you may be eligible for:

  • NJSave –
    • LIHEAP – Energy Assistance
    • Lifeline Utility Assistance
    • Medicare Savings Programs
    • Prescription Discounts
    • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
    • And, much more

For more information, visit:

Or call: 877-222-3737

Meals on Wheels America: community-based program dedicated to addressing senior hunger and isolation when other resources are out of reach.

For more information, visit: Meals on Wheels America

Or call: 888-998-6325

Need help with SNAP Benefits:

Click here to submit a request for assistance

Or call: 856-324-5173

Please click here for more Community Resources and assistance.

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