Commodity Supplemental Food Program
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) provides nutritious foods to families with new mothers, children up to their sixth birthday, and 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: Children up to their sixth birthday, new mothers up to one year after the baby is born (may not be enrolled in WIC), and 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.
The Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, provides the following 185% Income Poverty Guidelines, effective April l, 2013 to June 30, 2014:
|WIC PROGRAM AND CSF PROGRAM FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN Family Size||Annual||Monthly||Weekly|
|For each additional family member add:||$7,437||$620||$144|
The Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, provides the following 130% Income Poverty Guidelines, effective April 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014:
|ELDERLY CSF PROGRAM Family Size||Annual||Monthly||Weekly|
|For each additional family member add:||$5,226||$436||$101|
Check the income guidelines to see if you qualify for CSFP. If your household’s total gross income is than 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.
(603) 668-8010 or toll free 1 (800) 322-1073
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/
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.