Commodity Supplemental Food Program

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), is a Federal program which works to improve the health of low-income pregnant and breastfeeding women, other new mothers up to one year postpartum, infants, children up to age six, and elderly people at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA commodity foods. Maine’s CSFP program concentrates only on the elderly people at least 60 years of age.  In collaboration with DHHS, Maine Cooperative Extension, Good Shepherd Food-Bank, Western Maine Community Action, and four Agencies on Aging; CSFP supplies just under 3,000 units of supplemental USDA foods monthly statewide to participating seniors.