Brown Bag Programs

Brown Bag and other programs help low-income older adults eat better by providing free or low-cost groceries.

Available in many areas, supplemental grocery programs provide bags or boxes of groceries, including fruit, vegetables, and other nourishing food, to low-income seniors.

Many, but not all, services deliver groceries directly. Supplemental grocery programs may also provide:

  • Social opportunities at grocery pick-up centers
  • Links to other nutrition services
  • Referrals to other needed services


Looking for a provider of "Brown bag" in your area?



Check with local volunteer agencies and religious organizations to see if grocery or meal delivery is offered.