Information and Referral to Basic Food Program

The nutrition program service provider must provide information for partici­pants to take advantage of benefits available to them under the Basic Food Program. The Basic Food Program helps low-income individuals and families obtain a more nutritious diet by supplementing their income with Basic Food benefits to purchase food. Basic Food Assistance can be applied for at local Community Services Offices or online using the Online Application for Services

Providers must coordinate their activities with local agencies that conduct outreach for the Basic Food Program to facilitate participation of eligible older persons in the program.