Commodity Supplemental Food Program
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) provides additional nutrition to ensure the healthy growth and development of young children and protect elderly people from the health risks associated with malnutrition.
CSFP provides a safety net for children over age five who no longer quality for the USDA's Women, Infants and Children program (WIC) but are too young to enroll in school where they would be eligible to receive free or reduced meals. The program also serves low-income seniors over age 60. Monthly packages provide about 40 to 60 pounds of nutritious food. Boxes include recipes that utilize some of the commodity foods and information about nutrition and medical and health resources.
The program's goal is to ensure that children get the nutrition they need to grow and develop normally and to help children and seniors fend off malnutrition-related illness and medical conditions that can ruin lives and drain community resources.
Second Harvest is the largest CSFP provider in the state with a caseload of 1,350 (including 88 seniors in Whitman County).
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