Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CFSP)
CSFP food packages are distributed monthly to supplement the nutritional needs of income-eligible persons at least 60 years of age who meet income eligibility requirements. Food packages have a retail value of approximately $50.00.
In addition to distributing food, this program provides recipe suggestions and nutritional information, working to improve the health of participants.
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
TEFAP is a quarterly food assistance program that provides 100% American-grown USDA foods to income-eligible households of all ages four times per year. Although food packages vary, each package includes protein, fruits, vegetables, and pasta/grains to assist recipients in maintaining a healthy diet.
- Milk—shelf stable milk
- Non-fat dry milk
- Peanut Butter or Dry Beans
- Rice or Pasta
- Canned Fruits
- Canned Vegetables-low sodium
- Canned Meat, Poultry or Fish
- 100% Juice
Michigan offers TEFAP and CSFP in every county. Food is distributed to a variety of sites such as pantries, churches, senior centers, senior housing and community buildings.
CACS Inc. distributes food at our warehouses as well as mobile distributions to local areas.
If you cannot pick up your foods, someone may be your “proxy” and will need a note from you to pick up your foods.
Michigan allows for TEFAP participation based on the following:
- Participation in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
- Participation in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
- Participation in the Family Independence Program (FIP)
- Participation in the Supplemental Food Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Households with children who receive free/reduced priced meals at their school through the National School Lunch Program
- Households that meet USDA income guidelines
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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.