The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) is a nutrition program that provides free food and nutrition information to promote good health for:
- Seniors age 60 and over;
- Children up to their 6th birthday; and
- Women for a year after the birth of a child.
Income guidelines for seniors 60 years and older are 130% of poverty guidelines, and change every year in April.
Income guidelines for women and children are 185% of poverty guidelines, the same as WIC, and change every year in April.
An individual may not participate in both WIC and CSFP, but a family may have members on both programs at the same time.
Foods provided on CSFP change monthly, and usually include the following food items:
- Canned vegetables;
- Milk; and
Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)
CSFP seniors 60 years and older are eligible to receive fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables from NH farmers during July and August. Bags or boxes of fresh produce are distributed at more than 70 CSFP clinic locations throughout the State.
CSFP agencies provide recipes, cookbooks, and nutrition information for seniors and families on how to prepare the foods, as well as information for seniors with special dietary needs.
Services are available statewide at community agencies. Call the State CSFP at
(800) 942-4321 for more information or to find the agency closest to where you live.
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