Bureau of Nutrition and Physical Activity

Arizona Commodity Supplemental Food Program

  • There are recent changes in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP).
  • In February, Congress passed the Agricultural Act of 2014 P.L. 113-79 (also known as the "Farm Bill") which changed the CSFP to serve only low-income seniors, ages 60 and over.
  • Women and children who receive CSFP services should contact their local agency to learn more about this change

The Arizona Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) [Food Plus] is a federally funded food distribution program that provides a once-a-month box of foods to participants. The foods are selected to improve the health people who are at least 60 years of age by providing supplemental healthy items that are high in protein, calcium, iron, and vitamins A and C. The benefits of this program include nutrition education, reduction of malnutrition, prevention of chronic diseases, and referrals to other nutrition and health care programs.

How to Qualify

  1. Must be 60 years or older.
  2. Must meet income guidelines:
    Household Income Guidelines
    Household SizeMaximum Gross Income
    1 $15,171
    2 $20,449
    3 $25,727
    4 $31,000
    More than 4Determined at interview

    Note: All Income Eligibility Guidelines are based on GROSS income, meaning before taxes or other deductions.

    Bring proof of income to your first visit - one of the following for everyone in family:

    • Paycheck
    • Tax return
    • Letter from employer (if you are paid in cash)
  3. Must be a resident of Arizona and live within the service area where the program exists. Bring proof of residency and identity:
    • Passport
    • Immunization card
    • Rent or mortgage document
    • Valid driver's license with current address
    • Utility bill
    • Current photo identification issued by a government agency

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