EverGreen Boxes™

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EverGreen Boxes ™

Food Bank of the Rockies’ signature EverGreen Boxes™ program, also known as the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), provides nutritious food to income-qualifying individuals at least 60 years of age, with the goal of improving health by providing key nutrients. CSFP is administered at the federal level by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), an agency of the USDA. Food Bank of the Rockies and Food Bank of Wyoming are proud to offer EverGreen Boxes™ at no cost to qualifying Colorado and Wyoming residents each month.

Need knows no age, which is why Food Bank of the Rockies and Food Bank of Wyoming distribute EverGreen Boxes™ to qualifying Colorado and Wyoming residents aged 60+ throughout 28 counties in Colorado and three counties in Wyoming. We are proud to offer home delivery for clients in the counties of Jefferson, Adams, Arapahoe, and Denver in Colorado, and Natrona county in Wyoming.

35 pounds of nourishing food in each box
140+ community-based locations across Colorado
5 community-based locations across Wyoming
6,900+ boxes distributed monthly across all service areas
676,000+ CSFP participants nationwide
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EverGreen Boxes™ by the numbers:

EverGreen Boxes™ are available every month at no cost to income-qualifying Colorado and Wyoming residents at least 60 years of age.

“I live with my dad, who is 94 years old. All of the food in the boxes comes in handy, especially the milk. Everything is expensive now.”

Mary – EverGreen Box™ client in Denver, CO

“I worked for Denver Public Schools until I was 71. Now that I’m retired, my income is very limited, and this helps me stretch my grocery bill.”

Anna – EverGreen Box™ client in Denver, CO

FAQs

Boxes are available at no cost on a monthly basis to Colorado and Wyoming residents aged 60+ who meet the income eligibility requirements. Individuals whose household income falls at or below 130% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines are eligible.

Each EverGreen Box™ contains about 35 pounds of shelf-stable food items, such as cereal, rice or pasta, protein (such as tuna or chicken), shelf-stable milk, canned fruits and vegetables, plant-based protein (such as peanut butter or canned beans), and tomato or fruit juice. A two-pound block of refrigerated cheese comes alongside the box. Two easy recipes incorporating box items are also included, along with a newsletter covering various health and nutrition topics. Recipes and newsletters are printed in English and Spanish for Colorado recipients, and English for Wyoming recipients.

Each EverGreen Box™ contains about 35 pounds of shelf-stable food items, such as cereal, rice or pasta, protein (such as tuna or chicken), shelf-stable milk, canned fruits and vegetables, plant-based protein (such as peanut butter or canned beans), and tomato or fruit juice. A two-pound block of refrigerated cheese comes alongside the box. Two easy recipes incorporating box items are also included, along with a newsletter covering various health and nutrition topics. Recipes and newsletters are printed in English and Spanish for Colorado recipients, and English for Wyoming recipients.

In Colorado, boxes can be picked up at 140+ community-based locations in 28 counties, including 89 residential communities. Home delivery is available in four counties: Jefferson, Adams, Arapahoe, and Denver. For home delivery, contact our delivery coordinator at 720-357-0019. Please leave a message. Se habla Español.

In Wyoming, boxes can be picked up at five community-based locations: St. Joseph’s Food Pantry in Cheyenne, the Platte County Extension Office in Wheatland, and St. Anthony Manor, Legacy Senior Residences, and the Food Bank of Wyoming Distribution Center in Casper. Home delivery is also available in Natrona County.

To find food near you in Colorado, visit our Find Food locator. To find food near you in Wyoming, contact us at 307-265-2172 or email smaxwell@wyomingfoodbank.org.

EverGreen Boxes™ are pre-built boxes, so contents cannot be modified prior to pick-up or delivery.

Yes. Our volunteers can load your box in your car for you at any of our pick-up sites.

For assistance with home deliveries in Colorado, please request help ahead of time with our delivery coordinator at 720-357-0019. Please leave a message. Se habla Español.

For assistance with home deliveries in Natrona County, Wyoming, please call 307-265-2172.

In Colorado, please bring a photo ID or Proof of Colorado residence, such as a piece of mail with your name and address. Proof of income and citizenship is not required.

In Wyoming, please bring a state ID, such as a driver’s license. Proof of income is not required.

EverGreen Boxes™ are primarily funded at the federal level by the Food and Nutrition Service, an agency of the USDA. Food Bank of the Rockies and Food Bank of Wyoming occasionally add purchased products to the boxes as well.

Yes. Food Bank of the Rockies and Food Bank of Wyoming have proxy systems that allow a client to have someone pick up food on their behalf.

In Colorado, fill out the form below and have both individuals sign. The form will be active for one year from signing.

● English form: https://49bfkv3cr9u47rl8x1hwdp9u-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Proxy-Form-2021.pdf

● El documento en Español: https://49bfkv3cr9u47rl8x1hwdp9u-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Proxy-Form-2021-Spanish.pdf

In Wyoming, please designate your proxy on the EverGreen Box™ application form.

Please find more information about EverGreen Boxes™ in Colorado here and in Wyoming here.

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