The Senior Adult Food Program, Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) is offered to senior adults, ages 60 years and older, who meet these USDA Income Eligibility Guidelines.
Each month, CSFP participants receive a 25-30-pound box of shelf-stable groceries, valued at $60-$70, and a 2-pound block of commodity cheese to supplement their diets. Contents include canned fruits, vegetables, and animal proteins. There is also cereal and additional protein items like dry beans, peanut butter, grains, liquid milk, and dry milk on alternating months. Each item provided to CSFP clients is intended to be a healthy addition to meals they prepare at home when other food sources are running low.
Options for Homebound Seniors: Seniors who are homebound may assign a friend, family member, or care-taker to serve as a helper (called a proxy) to collect their food box on a monthly basis. Click here to download a proxy form.
To Apply for CSFP
USDA Income Eligibility Guidelines
Participant Rights and Responsibilities (English and Spanish)
Appoint a pick-up person/Proxy Form
As per [7 CFR 247.8]: To apply for CSFP benefits, the applicant or caretaker of the applicant must provide the following information on the application: name, age, address, and household income.
Texas Department of Agriculture has revised our current CSFP handbook Section 4000 and directions to our Participant Application (Form 1504) to state: Applicants are required to provide valid proof of identification; however, applicants are not required to provide proof of income. The applicant is now able to self-declare their income when certifying for the CSFP. This guidance is effective immediately.
We've partnered with several rural feeding partner agencies to provide CSFP boxes to their communities. Through these sites, HPFB drops the senior boxes off once per month, and each agency distributes them to its clients.
Amarillo Private-Site CSFP Partners
We've partnered with several local senior apartment communities and the VA to provide CSFP boxes to their residents and clients. Through these sites, HPFB drops the senior boxes off once per month, and each agency distributes to its clients.
High Plains Food Bank CSFP Caseload: HPFB began administering CSFP in October 2017 and currently serves approximately 2,362 participants per month.
High Plains Food Bank is an equal opportunity provider.
More about CSFP from USDA: https://www.fns.usda.gov/csfp/commodity-supplemental-food-program-csfp