Who We Serve

Any adult or family residing in Radford whose income is within the federal poverty guidelines is eligible for Radford Elf Shelf.

2017 Radford Elf Shelf provided:
  • gifts to 418 Radford children
  • food vouchers* to 262 Radford families 
*Food vouchers are based on family size.  The guidelines for this food voucher are the same as for the federal Food Stamps/Snap Program; can be used for food purchases only. Participating grocery stores ensure that these guidelines are followed.  

Eligibility Requirements

All applicants will be screened on designated screening dates each year and must provide:
  • photo ID of applicant
  • current proof of Radford address (September, October, November bill with current Radford address)
  • proof of income eligibility (verification of social service benefits or pay stubs for each employed family member)
  • Social Security Cards or birth certificates for everyone in the home