Brown Bag Program
popular program provides twenty-one
Brown Bag distribution
sites throughout Merced County biweekly
bags of groceries to hundreds of
seniors struggling to maintain their
health and independence. Allowing
our older neighbors to prepare wholesome
meals at home, this program ensures
that they are not forced to choose
between buying food or paying for
rent, utilities and medications.
Through this program seniors receive
a grocery bag of food twice a month
containing approximately 18-19 lbs.
of good, nourishing, healthy food
such as: whole grain breads, dairy
products, fresh fruits and vegetables,
dried fruit, juice, cookies, decaf
coffee and other products as available.
These bags have a market value of
$80.00 to $90.00. Bags are filled
and delivered to 21 different sites
throughout Merced County, by the
County Food Bank,
then volunteers distribute them.
The seniors participating in this
program may only have an income
in the range of $300 to $800 per
month and must choose between medicine,
rent and utilities, or food.
resident for the Senior
Brown Bag Program
for just $30 per year. What an great
opportunity to make a difference
in someone’s daily life. You
can tell us who to adopt, or you
can let us choose. To sign up call
Merced County Food Bank
today at 726-3663
Thanks for supporting this important
program. You are appreciated.
we can keep this much needed program
Fill out the form and send with
your contribution today.
The Merced County
Food Bank establishes partnerships with
growers, canneries, packers, retailers,
wholesalers and other food banks to access
to the food we need. We encourage donations
of food that is healthy and safe to eat.
Most of our many food donation partners
are located in Merced County.