Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors (NAPS)
Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors (NAPS) is Minnesota’s name for the United States Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). CSFP is a food and nutrition program that is designed to provide healthy and nutritious food products for eligible seniors each month at no cost to participants. Through NAPS, Second Harvest Heartland provides a box of nutritious food each month to low-income seniors 60 years and older. This is supplemental to any regular food shelf assistance.
NAPS at 360 Communities food shelf locations
360 Communities will soon be distributing NAPS at four of its five food shelf sites:
- The Burnsville Family Resource Center and Food Shelf – Since 360 Communities started distributing NAPS in the spring of 2015, the number of seniors participating in the program increased from about 20-25 to about 50. Distribution occurs every third Tuesday of the month from 10:00am-11:30am.
- The Rosemount Family Resource Center and Food Shelf began distribution in June 2015. In August 2015, there were 6 participants. As the staff and volunteers continued to provide more education and outreach to seniors, the numbers grew and today about 20 seniors participate in the program at the Rosemount location. Distribution occurs every Wednesday following the 1st Monday of the month.
- 360 Communities Feed My Sheep Food Shelf located at Messiah Lutheran Church – Distribution occurs every Tuesday following the 4th Monday of the month from 10:00-11:00am.
- 360 Communities Farmington Food Shelf – Distribution occurs every 3rd Thursday of the month from 3:00-4:00pm.
Call 952.985.5300 with any questions about the program.
This work is partially funded by: