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.
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.
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.
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.
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.