Commodity Supplemental Food Program

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The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (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)

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: Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, Washington

Food Bank of Lincoln -- Serving the following counties: 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 civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, it Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.  

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found on line at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW 
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

(202) 690-7442


This institution is an equal opportunity provider


Kimberly Jasa Harris, DHHS Food Distribution Coordinator
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
Phone Number
(402) 471-0189
Toll Free Number
(800) 942-1171
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5026