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Commodity Supplemental Food Program

Information regarding US Department of Agriculture foods that are available to eligible women, infants, children, and senior citizens.

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) is a federally funded program that provides nutritious food supplements for eligible recipients. On February 7, 2014, President Obama signed the Farm Bill into law amending the CSFP eligibility requirements to a low income senior's only program. As a result, the CDE is working with CSFP agencies on phasing out the participation of women, infants, and children. The CSFP is currently operated in California by the San Diego Food Bank, San Francisco Food Bank, Community Action Partnership of Orange County, Redwood Empire Food Bank, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, and The Modesto Love Center.

Forms

Guidance

CSFP Management Bulletins
Commodity Supplemental Food Program management bulletins organized by calendar year.

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California Department of Education
Nutrition Services Division
1430 N Street, Suite 1500
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-323-8865
Fax: 916-327-4004

Questions:   Food Distribution Program | 916-323-0865
Last Reviewed: Monday, August 1, 2016
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