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Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

Bag of groceries

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) provides nutritious food to low-income  D.C. residents 60 years old or older. In addition to providing nutritious food, the CSFP also provides nutrition education to assist participants to improve their health through better nutrition.

Food Provided through the Program

Each participant receives his/her own free food package monthly. The quantity of each item in the package will vary depending upon the category of the client, but the basic content will be the same. All items will be shelf-stable and packaged in a can, box, carton, plastic bag, or plastic bottle. In addition to providing nutritious food, the CSFP also provides nutrition education to assist participants to improve their health through better nutrition.

  • Cereal
  • Cheese
  • Beans or Peanut Butter
  • Low-fat milk
  • Fruits
  • Fruit juice
  • Grain and pasta
  • Canned meat, fish, and poultry
  • Non-fat dry milk
  • Peanut butter
  • Vegetables

CFSP Eligibility

In order to participate in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), participants must be a DC resident, older adults sixty years and older, and meet the federal income guidelines.

As of February 6, 2014, only older adults aged 60 and older may enroll in CSFP. All participants under 60 years of age that enrolled before February 6, 2014 may continue to participate until they are no longer eligible  for the program.

Contact information

 For more information or to see if you eligible for CSFP, contact Information, Referral and Assistance at (202) 724-5626.

Service Contact: 
DCOA
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
(202) 724-5622
Contact Fax: 
(202) 724-4979
Contact TTY: 
711
Office Hours: 
Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4 pm.
Service Location: 

500 K Street, NE


GIS Address: 
500 K Street, NE
City: 
Washington
State: 
DC
Zip: 
20002