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, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
You may also file discrimination complaints by contacting your local DFCS office, or the DFCS Civil Rights and ADA/Section 504 Coordinator at: 2 Peachtree Street N.W., Fl. 19, Atlanta, GA, 30303, 404-657-3735. For complaints alleging discrimination based on limited English proficiency, contact the DHS Limited English Proficiency and Sensory Impairment Program at: 2 Peachtree Street, N.W., Fl. 29, Atlanta, GA 30303 or call 404-657-5244 (voice)