CSFP is a USDA nutrition program that provides monthly food assistance for low-income seniors.
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) is a USDA nutrition program that provides monthly food assistance specially targeted at low-income seniors. Participants either pick up their monthly CSFP food package at a local sponsor, have an authorized person pick up their food package, or have the food package directly delivered to their home via a participating partner agency.
The program is designed to meet the unique nutritional needs of participants, supplementing diets with a monthly package of healthy, nutritious USDA food. Nationally, one in twelve senior households are at risk of hunger. CSFP prevents vulnerable seniors from having to choose between food and other basic needs, like medicine, housing, or utilities.
The program is funded federally, therefore the program may only serve as many eligible participants as funding allows. Both administrative funds and food to states, which in turn store and transport the food to local agencies for distribution. The Food Bank works as one of the administrative arms, storing, packing, and sending food to partners in six counties to distribute to clients.
To learn more about the Commodity Supplemental Food Program? Please contact our Senior Partnerships Staff via email or at 216.738.7245