"Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)"

United States

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program is a food and nutrition supplement, that is designed to provide nutritious and healthy food each month at no cost to eligible individuals.

What is the CSFP ?

CSFP is administered at federal level by the FNS. Instead of serving as a complete meal, food packages serve as excellent sources of nutrients that the target population's diets generally lack.

How Does the CSFP Work ?

The United States Department of Agriculture has set the annual funding for the CSFP at $74.53 per participant slot under a mechanism based on caseload allocation.

How is the CSFP Funded ?

Seniors 60 years of age or older who earn less than or equal to 130% of the federal poverty income guideline are eligible for Commodity Supplemental Food Program.

Who is Eligible for CSFP ?


Food packages may contain a variety of nutritious foods, including non-fat dry and evaporated milk, juice, oats, cereal, rice, peanut butter, canned meat or chicken, canned fruits and vegetables.

CSFP Food Packages

The $27 cost to United States Department of Agriculture of providing commodities results in a monthly food package with an average retail value of $50.

CSFP Food Cost

How to Apply for the CSFP ?

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For submitting an application for CSFP, an applicant should consult the office or official designated as the point of contact in his or her State.