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Commodity Food Programs

Serving People in Ingham, Eaton,
Clinton and Shiawassee Counties

Commodity Supplemental
Food Program (CSFP)

CSFP food packages are distributed monthly to supplement the nutritional needs of low-income pregnant and breast feeding women, new mothers up to one year postpartum, infants, children up to their sixth birthday and those persons at least 60 years of age who meet income eligibility requirements. Food packages have a retail value of about $50.00. Ninety-four per-cent (94%) of the packages distributed went to low income seniors. In addition to distributing food, the CACS program offers food preparation demonstrations, recipe suggestions, and nutritional information to assist program recipients to make healthy dietary choices.

The Emergency Food
Assistance Program (TEFAP)

TEFAP is a quarterly food assistance program that provides commodities to low-income households four times per year. Although food packages vary, each package includes protein, fruit and vegetables. Items from each food group are made available four times per year to assist recipients in maintaining a healthy diet.

2010 Food Program Statistics

CSFP Annual Distribution 727,388 lbs. of food.
Distributed to over 2,380 Households monthly.
TEFAP Annual Distribution of 836,697 lbs. of food.
Distributed to 4,118 Households 4 X per year.
Commodity Food Distributed in 2010
Total Annual Distribution of
1,564,085 Lbs. of Food

VALUE OF THE FOOD DISTRIBUTED

CSFP: $532,755 TEFAP: $533,643
Total Combined Value of Commodity Food – $1,066,398HelpingHands.jpg - 59949 Bytes
Charlotte Helping Hands Food Bank Assists
CACS in Packing Food Orders.

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