Food insecurity can have dire health consequences on seniors. The likelihood of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma and even depression increase when healthy and nutritious food isn’t regularly available.
Our Nutrition for Seniors Program – Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) provides a solution to hunger for seniors in need.
Wholesome, shelf-stable foods like fruits, vegetables, cereal, meat and dairy items are made available by USDA. Volunteers pack the monthly menu of items into boxes which are distributed to nearly 30 sites throughout NE Minnesota.
Income eligible Minnesota seniors, over age 60, who are qualified for our program are able to pick up their food in person or assign a proxy to act on their behalf.
“CSFP fills in the gaps. We receive fruits and vegetables. I don’t know what we’d do without it.”
Nancy and Harold, Virginia, MN
Each year thanks to people like you, an important meal gap is filled by more than 242,000 meals which are provided to seniors as part of our Nutrition for Seniors Program.
Feed Hungry Seniors
FIND OUT IF YOU QUALIFY
The Nutrition for Seniors Program – Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) provides a monthly supply of supplemental nutritious food to NE Minnesota residents, age 60+, who meet income eligibility guidelines. Click here to learn more about this program, or here for all available resources.
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.