The Commodity Senior Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of low-income persons who are at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with a monthly package of nutritious food at no cost. CSFP foods are purchased by the state from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) division.
The Commodity Senior Food Program is also known as the “Commodity Supplemental Food Program” and “Food Plus”.
CSFP food packages do not provide a complete diet but are good sources of the nutrients typically lacking in the diets of participants. Packages include a variety of foods, such as nonfat dry and ultra high-temperature fluid milk, juice, farina, oats, ready-to-eat cereal, rice, pasta, peanut butter, dry beans, canned meat, poultry or fish, canned fruits and vegetables.
Participation in this program is limited, therefore new applicants may be put on a wait list.
Active participants are eligible to receive a CSFP package once a month during their certification period. A certification period is 12 months. Before the end of the 12 months, a participant can reapply.
For more information about CSFP, please visit www.fns.usda.gov/csfp