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CSFP-Commodity Supplemental Food Program

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) is in place to help support the elderly who may have to choose between food and life-saving necessities like medication.

CSFP is a federally funded program providing commodities through United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administrated by Indiana State Department of Health. Eligible participants, receive a monthly food package containing approximately 40 pounds of food, which includes high protein items, grains, vegetables, juices and shelf stable milk. This food package provides nutritious food to supplement the nutritional needs of low income seniors.

WHO’S THE PROGRAM FOR?

CSFP BoxTo qualify you must be over 60 years of age; have a total gross household income at or below 130% of the poverty level; live in a county where the program is available. CSFP is available in the following counties: Bartholomew, Fayette, Franklin, Hancock, Jackson, Marion, Putnam, Shelby or Wayne.

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IMPACT

Last fiscal year, Gleaners reached over 11, 000 seniors in need. The CSFP program now spans 12 counties.

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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 Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.