Brown Bag Program

Food for Elders
The Brown Bag Program is a monthly bag of groceries for elders offered in 50 towns in Western Massachusetts, and made possible by dedicated elders in your community. Elder volunteers unload the truck and assemble the bags. In Lanesborough pick up will be on the 4th Friday of the month at the Lanesborough Town Hall in the Community Room. If you are unable to pick up your bag you may send someone to pick it up for you. If you have no one that you can send we may be able to deliver it.

Free Monthly Groceries
Each bag contains a healthy mix of protein, vegetables, fruits, dairy and grains with an occasional desert item. Fresh produce is also included when it's available in the growing season.

Easy Sign-Up
If you are 55 or over and living on a limited income, you probably qualify. The application process is easy and does not require documentation.

Household Size  Annual Gross Income  Monthly Income
1 $18,130 $1,511
2 $24,420    $2,035
3 $30,710 $2,560

For each additional person add          $524

Lanesborough Council on Aging at (413) 448-2682 or The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts (800) 247-9632 to see if you qualify.

You To Can Be Part Of This Reliable, Budget-Enhancing Program!

Brown Bag Application
If  you are interested in joining the Brown Bag Program please fill in the attached application and return it to the Lanesborough Council on Aging office.