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What is the Commodity Supplemental Food Program?

CSFP aims to improve the health of low-income individuals over 60.

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The idea is to supplement their diets with nutritious foods.


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Commodity Supplemental Food Program

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) helps aging Americans get healthy options. It is available to those eligible and meet an income requirement. Find additional details here.

The USDA has found that CSFP helps 760,634 people every month.

This program is similar to SNAP but has a key difference. CSFP has a specific nutrition package for its beneficiaries. The program doesn’t provide a complete diet, but good sources of nutrients that are typically lacking.

Foods like juices, pasta, cereals, fruits, vegetables, meat, milk and fish are included.

Americans 60 and older with an income less than 130% of the federal poverty level will qualify. Individuals with an income of $17,667, and $23,803 for a family of two will be eligible too.

You can qualify for CSFP, you can also receive SNAP.


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