Commodity Supplemental Food Program
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
Criteria to participate in CSFP:
- Participants must be 60 years of age or older.
- Income must be at or below 130% of the Federal Poverty Level.
The chart below shows
April 2017 Gross Income Eligibility Guidelines
reflecting 130% Federal Poverty Level.
Missouri has the 6th highest rate of senior food insecurity in the nation. To respond to this need, SEMO Food Bank provides Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP).
CSFP is designed to meet the nutritional needs of seniors, supplementing diets with a monthly box of nutritious USDA commodities. CSFP food box includes items such as canned vegetables and fruits, peanut butter, beans, canned meat, cereal, milk, cheese, rice and pasta. Each package contains approximately 32 pounds of food, or 27 meals. CSFP prevents vulnerable seniors from having to choose between food and other basic needs. CSFP serves over 4,800 low income Southeast Missouri seniors each month.
If interested in participating in CSFP, please fill out a CSFP application with a CSFP partner agency located in the county you live in. CSFP agencies can be found by clicking on the interactive map in the “get help” tab.
For more information, please contact Dixie Duncan
All of Southeast Missouri Food Bank partner agencies comply with a non-discrimination policy and are prohibited from refusing service to anyone based on race, creed, religious or political affiliation, gender or sexual preferences. Agencies are also prohibited from requiring participation in any religious services or activities in exchange for SEMO Food Banks food or services.
USDA Non-Discrimination Policy
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its 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 online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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:
(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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