Food Distribution

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of persons 60 years or older by supplementing their diets with nutritious United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) commodity foods. Eligible households receive a monthly distribution of food products, which may include cheese, canned meat, plant-based protein, vegetables, fruits, grains, cereals and juices.

Eligibility

  • 60 Years of Age and Older
  • Households income at or below 130% of federal poverty guidelines
    • Income may not be more than:
      • $1,396 per month for a household of one, or
      • $1,888 a month for a household of two
      • Call for information about larger households

Requirements

  • Knowledge or Proof of All Household Gross Income
  • Knowledge of Household Demographics (Household Size, Race, Ethnicity, etc.)
  • Proof of Age (Birth Certificate, State ID, Drivers’ License, and/ or other legal forms)
  • Proof of Residency (Utility Bills, Drivers’ License, State ID, Home Ownership or Rental Agreements, and/ or other legal forms)

Registration Process

  • Provide all required documents and information (see Requirements)
  • An application must be completed and approved in order to participate in the program.
  • Registration can be completed on the day of the distribution
  • Please see our Distribution Locations & Information to find the closest site near you. Contact Kent County Community Action for more information and help with the registration process.

Day of Distribution

  • Registered clients must supply an Agency ID (Pink Card or White Postcard) and/ or State ID or Driver’s License (Note: Interested participants who are not registered please see Requirements and Registration Process section on how to become registered)
  • Registered clients who are not able to pick up their box may have a designated proxy pick-up on their behalf
    • A Proxy is pre-determined on the client application. For any updates, the client must contact Kent County Community Action to update the designated proxy prior to Day of Distribution
    • On the Day of Distribution, the registered client may designate a proxy by sending a signed note including the client’s name, address and household size authorizing the proxy (by name) to pick-up the food.

Best Practices

Food packages can be 50 pounds or more in weight, to help make it easier to transport some recommended practices include:

  • Pre-plan a mode of transportation
    • Motorized Vehicle (personal, friend, family, agency based, and/or other services)
    • Take the Bus
    • Other methods of travel (walk, wheel, cycle, etc.)
  • Pre-plan a method to transport the food package
    • Bring a cart
    • Bring extra bags
    • Bring someone to help get the food home or other assistive equipment

Distribution Locations & Information

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  • Non-Discrimination Statement

    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, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

    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 responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or 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 discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at 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.

    USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

  • Non-Discrimination Statement - Spanish

    De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

    Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

    Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA. , (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea aquí y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por: correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; fax: (202) 690-7442; or correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov.

    Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.