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Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

Family with happy kidCSFP is a federally funded program that works to improve the health of low-income elderly people at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA commodity food. Each program participant receives a monthly food package containing a variety of food items.

United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (USDA FNS) allocates each participating state or tribal organization a specific number of caseload “slots,” which is the maximum number of food packages that may be issued each month. USDA FNS determines the types of food that may be included in the monthly food package.

To participate in CSFP, an applicant must reside within the Local Agency CSFP service area, be at least 60 years of age, have a gross household income not more than 130% of current federal poverty income guidelines, and complete an application process. If all caseload slots are filled, eligible applicants are placed on a waiting list. Those on a waiting list are served in order of application as caseload slots become available. For more information, contact WIC Commodities Programs at 800-522-0874 or the designated Local Agency, from the CSFP Map below, directly.


CSFP Income Guidelines

Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)

Women at table Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is designed to provide low-income seniors with access to locally grown fruits, vegetables, and edible herbs; increase domestic consumption of agricultural commodities through farmers’ markets and roadside stands, and aid in the development of new and additional farmers’ markets and roadside stands.

United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) awards grants to states, the District of Columbia, U.S. Territories, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments. The Farm Bill provides federal funding for the program. 90 percent of federal funds support food costs and 10 percent of federal funds support administrative costs of the program.