In the last ten years, Food Stamps have been converted from physical coupons to an electronic benefits transfer card that looks and functions like a debit card (see image on the right). These cards store benefits for multiple programs, including General Assistance, TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), Food Stamps, and others. Food Stamps can be spent on eligible food items in grocery stores and farmers markets as well as plants and seeds that produce food for human consumption.
Utah Food Bank Services
The Utah Food Bank has two programs that provide seniors with food boxes once a month. Click on the titles of the programs below to sign up or find more information:
Independent Living Centers often provide seniors with transportation to get to the grocery store or pantries. Even if they don’t provide a monthly shopping trip, they will help seniors explore alternatives. Check out the list of these centers by clicking HERE.