Commodity Supplemental Food Program

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Overview

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of low-income elderly persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA foods.  CSFP is adminstered by the Tennessee Department of Health, with approximately 11,000 participants receiving monthly CSFP benefits in three counties:  Davidson, Dyer, and Shelby.  Click here for more information about CSFP locations and their hours of operation.


What is the Commodity Supplemental Food Program?

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of low-income elderly persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious, 100 percent domestic USDA Foods.

 

Who is eligible for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program?

In order to be eligible for this program, you must be:

  • Over 60 years of age
  • Live in one the three program areas (Davidson, Dyer, or Shelby County)
  • At or below 130 percent of Federal poverty income guidelines

 

How do I apply for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program?

Contact a local CSFP office and find out if you are eligible. Local contacts are listed below:

  • Davidson: Note to Davidson County residents - Current and potential participants should contact Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle TN at (615) 329-3491 to apply and to obtain more information about specific locations.
  • Martha O’Bryan Center – 615-254-1791
  • Catholic Charities/Pastoral Center – 615-352-3087
  • Catholic Charities/North Nashville – 615-242-1554
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle TN – 615-329-3491
  • Hillcrest United Methodist Church – 615-832-0157
  • Dyer:
    • Dyer County CSFP – 731-286-7823
  • Shelby:
    • Shelby County CSFP – 901-222-9750
    • Map South CSFP – 901-774-0940

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to particpate in CSFP, elderly adults must live in Davidson, Dyer, or Shelby county AND meet the income guidelines.  The household income must be at or below 130 percent of the Poverty Guidelines.  Please refer to the table below for CSFP Income Eligibility Guidelines.

 

Household Size

Annual

Monthly

Weekly

1

$17,667

$1,473

$340

2

$23,803

$1,984

$458

3

$29,939

$2,495

$576

4

$36,075

$3,007

$694

5

$42,211

$3,518

$812

6

$48,347

$4,029

$930

7

$54,483

$4,541

$1,048

8

$60,619

$5,052

$1,166

Each Add'l Member Add:

+$6,136

+$512

+$118

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: https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-complaint, 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. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

(1)            mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture 
                Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 
                1400 Independence Avenue, SW 
                Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 

(2)           fax: (202) 690-7442; or 

(3)          email: program.intake@usda.gov.

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