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Commodity Supplemental Food Program

The Commodity Supplemental Food Programs (CSFP) is a Federally funded program, which works to improve the health of low-income pregnant and breastfeeding women, other new mothers up to one year postpartum, infants, children up to age six, and elderly people at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA foods. It provides food and administrative funds to States to supplement the diets of these groups.

Program Resources

2010 CSFP Training for New State Staff

About CSFP

USDA Foods Fact Sheets

Eligibility & How to Apply

Foods Available

Frequently Asked Questions

Income Guidelines for 2012 (.pdf) 

Program Fact Sheet

Program Policies

Regulations & Legislation

States Participating in CSFP
Other Program Resources & Guidance
Bullet Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP):  Tentative Caseload Assignments for the 2013 Caseload Cycle, and Administrative Grants
Excel spreadsheet with CSFP Tentative Caseload and Administrative Funding.
Bullet CSFP:  Newly Revised Inventory Calculator and Instructions, dated September 1, 2011, Memo
           * Attachment A - Inv. Calculator Excel      Worksheet
           * Attachment B - Inv. Calculator Instructions
Bullet CSFP:  Revised Food Package Maximum Monthly Distribution Rates and Replacement of Evaporated Milk with One Percent Ultra High Temperature (UHT) Fluid Milk, dated January 13, 2011.
Bullet  CSFP and TEFAP:  Temporary Extension of the 2009 Department of Health and Human Services Income Guidelines and Impact on Income Eligibility Determinations, dated February 3, 2010.
Bullet  Update on Low-Sodium Canned Vegetables in Household Programs:  Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) dated January 22, 2010.
Bullet  CSFP New States' Welcome Packet: 
        * Welcome Letter
        * Welcome Packet - Introduction
        * Welcome Packet - Index
        * Welcome Packet - Section 1 - FNS Contacts
        * Welcome Packet - Section 2 - CSFP Training
        * Welcome Packet - Section 3 - CSFP Food Package
           and Ordering
        * Welcome Packet - Section 4 - CSFP Law and Policy

USDA Foods Hold and Recall Procedures 

Nutrition Label Facts & Dietary Guidelines (e.g., Trans Fat, Food Allergen Facts, Dietary Guidelines)

More Program Guidance and Resources (Dual Participation, Fish Facts, Discontinuing Liquid Concentrate Infant formula, USDA Foods Storage Tips)

Last Modified: 02/05/2013

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