To see if you meet the federal and state guidelines for the Program bring:
Proof of participation in a federal, state or local program or proof of income.
Birth certificates for all children under the age of six and for older adults. (If birth certificates are unavailable, some document verifying age must be provided.)
Pregnant mothers, if not visibly pregnant must provide a doctor's note verifying pregnancy. Postpartum women must provide a certificate of birth of an infant or other verification of pregnancy within the last year.
Proof of residence -- either a letter post marked within the last 30 days, or a utility bill with date and address on it.
An individual cannot receive assistance from CSFP and WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Program at the same time. But a household can have different household members receiving assistance from each Program.
What will I receive?
The amount and kinds of foods issued depends on the age and special condition of the individual certified for the program.
An infant receives iron fortified formula. After 4 months of age, an infant may also receive rice cereal and juice.
Children, Women and Seniors
Milk -- UHT 1% and nonfat dry milk
Peanut Butter or Dry Beans
Fruits and Vegetables -- canned fruits and vegetables
Cereal -- hot or cold
Rice or Pasta
Juice -- bottled
Help is available in learning to use the commodity foods.
All commodity foods are specially purchased by the USDA. Except for the cheese, they need not be refrigerated until they have been opened.
To find out if you or your children are eligible, contact the agencies listed below or the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Lifespan Health Division, P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, NE68509-5029, (402) 471-2781 or 1-800-942-1171.
Blue Valley Community Action Partnership -- Serving the following counties: Butler, Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Nemaha, Pawnee, Polk, Richardson, Saline, Seward, Thayer, York
Central Nebraska Community Services -- Serving the following counties: Blaine, Boone, Boyd, Brown, Cherry (Eastern), Colfax, Custer, Garfield, Greeley, Hall, Hamilton, Holt, Howard, Keya Paha, Loup, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Rock, Sherman, Valley, Wheeler
Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership -- Serving the following counties: Antelope, Burt, Cedar, Cuming, Dakota, Dixon, Knox, Madison, Pierce, Stanton, Thurston, Wayne
Eastern Nebraska Community Action Partnership -- Serving the following counties: Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, Washington
Indian Center, Inc. -- Serving the following counties: Cass, Lancaster, Otoe, Saunders
Community Action Partnership of Mid-NE-- Serving the following counties: Adams, Buffalo, Chase, Clay, Dawson, Dundy, Franklin, Furnas, Frontier, Gosper, Harlan, Hayes, Hitchcock, Kearney, Keith, Lincoln, Nuckolls, Perkins, Phelps, Red Willow, Webster
Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska -- Serving the following counties: Banner, Cheyenne, Deuel, Garden, Kimball, Morrill, Scotts Bluff
Western Community Health Resources -- Serving the following counties: Box Butte, Cherry (west), Dawes, Sheridan, Sioux
"In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C.20250-9410, or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."
For more information, contact:
Barb Packett, DHHS Food Distribution Coordinator
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026