Brown Bag Program - Reporting Instructions and Forms - Not Applicable

STATUS: All General Fund support for the Brown Bag program was eliminated beginning in Fiscal Year 2010/11. Although Local Programs were given three months of funding in Fiscal Year 2009/10 to phase out the program, these funds could be used throughout FY 2009/10 until exhausted. The statutory authority for the program continues under the Older Californians Act (OCA). Reporting requirement has been eliminated effective July 1, 2010.

The Brown Bag Program is a State-funded program that provides surplus and donated edible fruits, vegetables, and other food products to low income individuals 60 years of age and older. The food is distributed to help supplement the nutritional needs of these older individuals. There is no fee charged to participants, although voluntary contributions can be made.

The food is distributed at various locations throughout the State. The types and amounts of food distributed vary depending on the season and other factors. Volunteers, the majority of whom are older individuals, help provide the time and energy to sort and distribute these food items, thereby gaining an increased sense of purpose and the satisfaction of helping others.

The following form is the official form for submission to CDA. This form may not be modified. Any variations of the official form will be returned.

The following form is a model to use as data collection and is not sent to the Department. This form is meant as a convenience to you and may be revised for the specifics of your program.

Updated November 8, 2010

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