High Plains Food Bank Participates in
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) to Assist Food-Insecure Senior Adults
– High Plains Food Bank (HPFB) is participating in Commodity Supplemental Food
Program (CSFP) to better assist elderly persons in our community who struggle
with food insecurity. The program is a monthly food supplement, provided to
those 60 years and older, who meet certain criteria, indicating a need for
assistance. Those who qualify will receive a 25-30-pound box of healthy food
items each month.
High Plains Food Bank will serve
up to 2,000 clients per month through the CSFP program. All Seniors 60 years and older who meet eligibility requirements will be
enrolled in the program. Participants must recertify every 6 months.
Eligibility Requirements are as follows:
I. Categorical Eligibility: Individuals 60 years of age
provide valid proof of identity to verify age. Acceptable forms of proof of
1. Birth Certificate
2. Baptismal Certificate
3. Health Card
4. Driver’s License
5. Military ID
7. Refugee Visa
II. Residential Eligibility: Individuals who reside within
a designated CSFP service area. Individuals who live within the Food Bank’s
29-county service area and are residentially eligible to participate in CSFP.
provide valid proof of address to verify residency. Acceptable forms of proof
of address include:
bill at state address with the applicant’s name, parent’s name, or caretaker’s
name on the bill
Mail received by
the applicant during the last 30 days at the stated address with a post mark
Lease and current
month rent receipts
license or Identification Card
III. Income Eligibility: Individuals whose household income
is at or below 130% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.
Poverty Income Guidelines must be implemented immediately upon receipt of
notification from USDA, and will remain in effect until notification of the
income guidelines for the following year.
provide valid proof of gross household income. Acceptable forms of proof of
Pay Stub for
Income tax return
showing direct deposit of income
Security Income (SSI) award letter
Participant Agreement Income Eligibility Guidelines Additional Program Information
CSFP was authorized under the
Agriculture and Commerce Protection Act of 1973. The purpose of the CSFP is to
improve the health and nutritional status of elderly persons 60 years of age or
older who are at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines through nutrition
education activities, and the donation of supplemental foods.
The Texas Department of
Agriculture (TDA) has an agreement with the United States Department of
Agriculture (USDA) to administer the CSFP in Texas. The High Plains Food Bank
is a Contracting Entity (CE) of the TDA’s administration of the Commodity
Supplemental Food Program.
Each month, CSFP participants
receive one 25-30-pound box of shelf-stable groceries, and a 2-pound block of
cheese, to supplement their diets. Items include cereal, canned fruits and
vegetables, canned animal proteins, additional protein items such as dry beans and
peanut butter, grains, liquid milk, and dry milk on alternating months. Each
item provided to CSFP clients is intended to be a healthy addition to meals
they prepare at home when other food sources are running low.
High Plains Food Bank CSFP Caseload:
TDA has given High Plains
Food Bank a caseload of 2,000 participants to serve per month. HPFB will begin
administering CSFP in October 2017. After the 2,000 caseload is met, the HPFB
will start a first come, first served waiting list.
High Plains Food Bank is an equal opportunity provider.
More about CSFP from USDA: