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Bureau of Nutrition and Physical Activity
Arizona Commodity Supplemental Food Program
- The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) is providing food boxes to enrolled participants in Cochise, Coconino, Gila, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, Yavapai, and Yuma.
- Anyone placed on a CSFP waiting list for services will be called in the order their name was placed on the list.
- For more information on CSFP services, call 1-800-252-5942.
The Arizona Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) [Food Plus] is a federally funded food distribution program that provides a once a month food package to participants. The food package is designed to improve the health of pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, children up to the age of 6, and elderly persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA commodity foods that are designed to provide protein, calcium, iron and vitamins A and C. The benefits of this program include nutrition education, premature birth reduction, low birth weight reduction, reduction of malnutrition in seniors, and immunization referrals.
Participant Benefits Include:
- CSFP Food Package once a month that provides protein, calcium, iron and vitamins A and C
- Food package consists of:
- Cereals (Hot or Cold)
- Bottled Juice
- Canned Meat - Beef, Chicken, Tuna or Salmon
- Non-fat Dry Milk
- 1% UHT Milk
- Peanut Butter or Dry Beans
- Pasta or Rice
- Canned Fruits
- Canned Vegetables
- Referrals as needed
- Opportunity to participate in Farmer's Market Programs
Nutrition information is provided to all CSFP participants. Nutrition education stresses the relationship between proper nutrition and good health. Special emphasis is placed on the nutritional needs of the client. The nutrition information assists the client in achieving a positive change in food habits to result in improved nutritional status. Use of supplemental foods enables the client to prevent nutrition related problems.