Term Commodity Supplemental Food Program
Code BD-1800.1500
Definition A federally funded program that works to improve the health of elderly people age 60 and older who meet income eligibility requirements by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA commodity foods. The program provides food and administrative funds to states, typically departments of health, social services, education or agriculture. The state agencies store CSFP food and distribute it to local public and private, nonprofit organizations that determine the eligibility of applicants, distribute the food, and provide nutrition education.
Created 10/1/12
Changed 6/11/15
Use References Commodity Distribution
CSFP
Food Surplus
Government Surplus Food Distribution Sites
Surplus Commodity Distribution
USDA Commodity Distribution
See Also References
External Classification Terms Commodity Distribution (UW 3.1.02.01)
Food (ACH B-01)
Food Distribution (NPC K03.02)
Food/Meals (AIRS FO-200)
Food/Meals (CAN FO-200)
Food Programs (NTE K30)
Related Concepts Named Programs
U.S. Services/Targets
Facet Named Programs
Comments
Bibliographic References "Commodity Food Supplemental Program", United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service Nutrition Program Fact Sheet, February 2015, http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/pfs-csfp.pdf

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