Who We Serve

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

2015 Radford Elf Shelf provided:
  • gifts to 443 Radford children
  • food vouchers* to 303 Radford families (80 families were food only/no gift for children)
*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 for everyone in the home