Who We Serve

Any adult or family residing in Radford whose income is within the 200% Federal Poverty Guidelines is eligible for Radford Elf Shelf.

        • 2021 Radford Elf Shelf provided gifts to 242 Radford children

        • Food vouchers* and necessity items to 152 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; 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, Medicaid or health insurance cards, or birth certificates for everyone in the home