Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) provides nutritious foods to seniors 60 years of age or older. CSFP foods are purchased by the US Department of Agriculture from national manufacturers, and are the same quality of name brand foods.
Nutrition education and useful recipes are available to help plan meals using CSFP commodities.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Who is eligible for CSFP?
A: Seniors 60 years and older.
- Canned meat: beef, chicken, pork, or tuna
- Canned fruit: peaches, pears, etc.
- Canned vegetables: carrots, corn, etc.
- Canned fruit juices: orange juice, apple juice, etc.
- Evaporated Milk
- Non-fat powdered milk
- Macaroni, spaghetti, rice, or dehydrated potatoes
- Peanut butter
- Other foods when available
Foods vary each month.
Q: How do I qualify?
A: You must live in New Hampshire and your gross household income must meet the income eligibility guidelines for the program.
INCOME GUIDELINES – ELDERLY COMMODITY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM
The Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, provides the following 130% Income Poverty Guidelines, effective April 1, 2011 to June 30, 2016:
|ELDERLY CSF PROGRAM
|For each additional family member add:||$5,408||$451||$104|
Check the income guidelines to see if you qualify for CSFP. If your household’s total gross income is less than or equal to the amount listed, you may be eligible.
The Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program
The Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program provides an enhancement to the Southern NH Services, Inc. CSFP food package. In addition to the USDA commodities, each month SNHS participants also receive fresh produce to bring home to their families.
FF&V receives produce from many different locations including but not limited to: The New Hampshire Food Bank, growers from the Community Gardens Project, and private local donations. Common items include:
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call your local CSFP office.
SNHS is the local CSFP agency for Hillsborough County.
Greater Manchester Communities, call
1 (800) 256-9880
Greater Nashua Communities, call
1 (877) 211-0723
You can also contact the state agency:
Call: 1 (800) WIC-4321 or 1 (800) 942-4321
Or visit: http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/nhp/wic/csfp.htm
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement:
The explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly.
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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.
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