The Commodity Supplemental Food Program
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) is a federal program that targets low-income seniors in Georgia, sixty years of age or older, to help supplement their diets by providing them with nutritious commodities and nutrition education information at no cost.
Under CSFP, commodity foods are made available to states by the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service. Foods available for monthly distribution may include milk, canned vegetables, cereal, pasta, rice, canned meats, canned fruit, juices, peanut butter, dried beans and cheese. In Georgia, two Food Banks have been selected to distribute these food commodities: The Atlanta Community Food Bank and the Second Harvest Food Bank of South Georgia:
- The Atlanta Community Food Bank serves Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Clayton, Cobb, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Morgan, Newton, Paulding, Polk, Rockdale and Walton counties. The food bank can be reached at (404) 832-4968.
- Second Harvest of South Georgia Food Bank serves Atkinson, Brooks, Coffee, Colquitt, Grady, Lanier, Lowndes, Thomas, Tift and Turner counties. The food bank can be reached at (229) 244-2678, Extension 206.
For more information on the availability of the CSFP program in your area, please contact one of the above food banks. For questions about CSFP, please contact the State Office at (404) 657-3745.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.
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