Finding Help : Nutrition

Listings of food pantries, "meals on wheels" programs, assistance programs for grocery shopping, and other programs to help keep seniors well nourished.

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Maine Food Supplement Program guide

The Food Supplement Program (formerly food stamps) assists income-eligible households — including seniors — with grocery expenses.

Maine Senior FarmShare Program

Provides income-eligible seniors with a $50 FarmShare credit for fresh produce from Maine farms during the peak growing season.

Multimedia: Mastery of Aging Well Class

An online seminar from Oregon State University and AARP on nutrition and how it affects the aging process.

State of Maine food assistance programs

Maine’s Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources operates the Commodity Supplemental Food Program, focused on providing nutritious foods to income-eligible seniors through food banks and the regional Agencies on Aging. Also oversees the “Hunters for the Hungry” program, which supplies game meat to food pantries and households with special medical needs.