Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

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What is CSFP?
CSFP is a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) program which provides foods purchased and distributed by the USDA.

Proper nutrition is important in maintaining the health of senior citizens. It is for this reason that we provide commodity foods.

You could be eligible, if you are 60 years and over.

To see if you meet the federal and state guidelines for the Program bring:

  • Proof of income (i.e. bank statement or social security letter)

  • Birth certificates (If birth certificate is unavailable, some document verifying age must be provided)

  • Proof of residence -- either a letter post marked within the last 30 days, or a utility bill with date and address on it.
  • Proof of lawful immigration status (i.e. permanent resident card)

SAMPLE FOOD PACKAGE
Baookcase of Food
Canned Meats varies
1
Pasta or Rice 2 lbs
1
Canned Vegetables
4
UHT Milk 1% 32 fluid oz.
2
Canned Fruits
2
Dry Beans or Peanut Butter 18 oz.
1
Cereal varies
2
Dry Milk 25.6 oz. (every other month)
1
Cheese 2 lbs
1
Fruit Juice 64 oz.
2

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 are eligible, contact the agencies listed below:

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."

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For more information, contact:
Barb Packett, DHHS Food Distribution Coordinator
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
402-471-0189 or 1-800-942-1171
e-mail: barb.packett@nebraska.gov


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