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Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) provides nutritious foods to income eligible seniors 60 years of age or older. CSFP foods are purchased by the US Department of Agriculture from national manufacturers, and are the same quality of name brand foods. Nutrition education and useful recipes are available to help plan meals using CSFP commodities.

Benefits
The CFSP program distributes food packages to local communities on a bi-monthly basis. CSFP food packages do not provide a complete diet, but rather are good sources of the nutrients typically lacking in the diets of the target population. These packages can include a variety of foods, such as non-fat dry and evaporated milk, juice, farina, oats, ready-to-eat cereal, rice, pasta, peanut butter, dry beans or peas, canned meat or poultry or tuna, and canned fruits and vegetables.

Application and Contact Information
Like the WIC program, CSFP staff travels often in order to provide services for both Sullivan and Cheshire counties. The most convenient way to contact the program is to call 603.352.7512 ext. 4240 or 800.529.0005 ext. 4240 and leave a message on the program’s voicemail. Calls are returned as promptly as possible, usually within 24 hours.

Income Guidelines
Income guidelines are updated annually on April 1. Below is the most current information regarding income eligibility. The Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, provides the following Guidelines, effective April 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015:
 
Elderly CSF Program
(130% Income Poverty Guidelines)
Family Size Annual Monthly Weekly
1 $15,171 $1,265 $292
2 $20,449 $1,705 $394
3 $25,727 $2,144 $495
4 $31,005 $2,584 $597
5 $36,283 $3,024 $698
6 $41,561 $3,464 $800
7 $46,839 $3,904 $901
8 $52,117 $4,344 $1,003
For each additional family member add: $5,278 $440 $102
 
The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

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For more information, please contact:
Cheshire County
63 Community Way
PO Box 603
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603.352.7512
Toll Free: 800.529.0005
Fax: 603.352.3618
TTY-NH Relay: 800.735.2964
 
Sullivan County
96-102 Main Street
PO Box 1338
Claremont, NH 03743
Phone: 603.542.9528
Toll Free: 800.529.0005
Fax: 603.542.3140
TTY-NH Relay: 800.735.2964
 
 
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