Senior Programs

Senior Programs

As the senior population continues to grow, so does the number of older Americans who struggle with food insecurity. Many seniors also face a unique set of health risks, including high-blood pressure and diabetes. NTFB works to ensure that these seniors have access to nutritious foods that meet their health needs through two primary programs. 

People and Nutrition (PAN) program 
In 2000, NTFB became the first Commodities Supplemental Food Program (known locally as People and Nutrition, or PAN) distributor in Texas. The program provides monthly food packages to low-income senior citizens who meet certain requirements. Each month, 8,500 participants receive an estimated 28 pounds of USDA commodities at 106 PAN distribution sites in Dallas, Collin, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, and Fannin counties. PAN is a partnership of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Texas Department of Agriculture and NTFB.

How to sign up for the PAN Program
View NTFB PAN distribution sites

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Nourishing Neighbors
Nourishing Neighbors is a new NTFB program to address the ‘Silver Tsunami’ – America's growing aging population who are hungry. Nourishing Neighbors is a nutritionally focused supplemental food program that provides a variety of staple items and fresh produce and is delivered by a volunteer every two weeks. The program targets qualified homebound individuals age 50 and over who have challenges leaving their home. The goal of Nourishing Neighbors is to foster independence for the homebound, and minimize choosing between medical care and buying food, while building caring relationships between volunteers and seniors. Last year, the program served 175 homebound seniors and mature adults with disabilities. In addition to the food they received, NTFB also provided pet food for 48 seniors with four-legged friends.

For more information about enrolling in Nourishing Neighbors, call 214-367-3122 or email

Volunteer to deliver food to seniors through Nourishing Neighbors

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The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usdagov/complaint filing cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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