The Brown Box is a supplemental grocery program for eligible individuals age 65 and older who live in Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Sumter and Tuscaloosa counties.
Each month seniors are provided a box of groceries during the third week of the month – the time when most budgets are depleted. The Boxes are delivered by volunteer groups. There is no cost to the individuals served and eligibility is determined by using the federal income guidelines for poverty.
The Brown Box program is designed to help those whose main source of income is Social Security, and who normally have to choose between nutritious foods and crucial medications.