CSFP


The Commodity Supplemental Food Program provides monthly food kits for low-income seniors.

In 2022, the Food Bank distributed nearly 338,000 Senior Nutrition food kits through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). These went to an average of 57,369 seniors every month at 139 sites throughout Los Angeles County.

Each kit weighs approximately 30 pounds and contains mostly shelf-stable staples such as milk, beans, grains and canned fruits and vegetables.

We are proud to facilitate the largest CSFP in the country and eternally grateful for the dedicated volunteers who make this work possible.

CSFP is a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) program which provides monthly food kits to seniors.

There are thousands of seniors who benefit from the Food Bank’s CSFP each month. Read stories about the Food Bank’s work, including our work with older adults, on our blog.

 

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Do I qualify for CSFP?

CSFP participants are required to fulfill age and income requirements to receive benefits. Participants must be 60 years of age or older to participate. Applicants must also meet the federal income guidelines outlined in the table below. New applicants for CSFP can attend a distribution event and work with LARFB staff to apply in person. If eligible, participants can pick up a food kit during their first visit. Participants must bring a current form of identification with their date of birth and address.

Household Size Annual Income Monthly Income Weekly Income
1 $18,954 $1,580 $365
2 $25,636 $2,137 $493
3 $32,318 $2,694 $622
4 $39,000 $3,250 $750
5 $45,682 $3,807 $879
6 $52,364 $4,364 $1,007
7 $59,046 $4,921 $1,136
8 $65,728 $5,478 $1,264
+Each additional member +$6,682 +$557 +$129

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    program.intake@usda.gov

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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