Do You Qualify for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)?

Do You Qualify for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)?

At the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, we understand the importance of helping everyone in our community access nutritious food. In our ongoing efforts to combat food insecurity and support vulnerable populations, we are excited to share an incredible program that can make a significant impact on the health and well-being of our seniors: the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP).

An older woman wearing pink sits next to a window and looks at the camera with a plant in the foregroundCSFP: Improving Health and Strengthening Communities

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program focuses on enhancing the health and nutritional status of individuals aged 60 and above. By providing a monthly package of approximately 30 pounds of nutritious, shelf-stable staples, CSFP aims to supplement the diets of participants with essential food items such as milk, meat, beans, grains, and canned fruits and vegetables. But CSFP is more than just food – it’s a program that positively impacts the lives of our seniors and strengthens our community as a whole.

Health Benefits and Cost Savings

The nutritious food packages from CSFP play a vital role in combating poor health conditions and reducing the need for costly hospitalizations among seniors facing food insecurity. By improving food access and promoting a balanced diet, CSFP contributes to better overall health outcomes. The average retail value of each CSFP package is approximately $50, which significantly stretches the food budget of recipients, allowing them to allocate their resources to other essential needs.

a grandfather making a peanut butter & jelly sandwich with his granddaughterEasy Access and Convenience

CSFP operates through nearly 50 distribution sites across Los Angeles County, utilizing various distribution models to ensure accessibility for all eligible participants. Whether you prefer picking up your monthly food package at a convenient distribution site or require the convenience of a free home delivery service, CSFP is designed to accommodate your needs. Simply follow the instructions on the attached flyer or complete the secure eligibility screening online to get started.

Eligibility and Application Process

To qualify for CSFP, individuals must be 60 years or older and meet income requirements. Eligibility is determined based on household income, which should be at or below 130 percent of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines. For instance, the maximum monthly income is $1,580 for one member and $2,137 for two members. Every senior in the household is eligible to receive their own individual food box, ensuring that each person’s needs are met.

Join CSFP Today!

If you qualify, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is here to help you access this program. We encourage you to take advantage of this valuable opportunity by confirming your interest and eligibility for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program. Visit the link provided in the attached flyer to complete the secure eligibility screening, which collects necessary information like your first name, last name, phone number, verification of identity, date of birth and household income. If you have any questions or concerns or if you prefer to speak directly to our team, feel free to contact Kenya Garcia, Programs Supervisor, at CSFP@lafoodbank.org.

Together, let’s nourish lives and strengthen our community through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program. Join CSFP today and help us ensure that no one goes hungry or faces the challenges of food insecurity alone.

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