Nutrition and Food Assistance
Dining centers operate in Caribou, Fort Kent, Houlton, Madawaska, Presque Isle, Van Buren. Noon meals are available for any person age 60 or older who wants to enjoy food, friends and occasional recreational and educational programs.
Home Delivered Meals
Home-bound older people throughout Aroostook county who are unable to attend dining centers and have difficulty preparing their own meal may be eligible for Meals-on-Wheels service.
If you're finding yourself choosing between groceries and other household and medical expenses you're not alone. Not having enough money to buy groceries, or a support network to obtain easy access to nutritious food, is increasingly common among older adults. Many individuals face retirement choosing between buying medications or milk, paying the electric bill or buying a carton of eggs. Let Aroostook Agency on Aging help. We can help connect you to a local food pantry where food may be available for you to pick up.
Commodity Supplemental Food Program
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The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) provides individuals 60 and older with about 30 pounds of commodity food items such as dry pasta, cereal, canned meats and vegetables, and cheese.*
If you are concerned about being able to pick-up the food each month you can designate a family member, friend, or neighbor to pick up the food on your behalf by completing and returning a proxy form with your application.
Please mail your completed application to:
Aroostook Agency on Aging
1 Edgemont Drive Suite B
Presque isle, ME 04769
NOTE: There is currently a waiting list for the program. Openings in the program come up monthly. If your application is approved we will contact you as soon as you can begin your pick-ups.
*The US Department of Agriculture supports the Commodity Supplemental Food Program. Actual package contents may vary from month to month but will meet the 30 pound guidelines.
Call 207-764-6185 or 1-800-439-1789 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the availability, in a specific area. If you are interested in volunteering we would love to hear from you!