Bureau of Nutrition and Physical Activity
Arizona Commodity Supplemental Food Program
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.
Wait List Information
The CSFP is a USDA discretionary food program - this means that the program is given a limited number of clients that can be served annually and only enough funding to serve that assigned number. When the program reaches the number of participants assigned, a waiting list is started. Due to the limited funding, the CSFP is only available in the following counties:
- La Paz
- Santa Cruz
Please be aware that the CSFP in Maricopa County is experiencing a lengthy waiting list at this time. However, the St. Mary's Food Bank may be able to supply you with food from their Emergency Food Box Program.
St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance offers a "Mobile Pantry" which provides much-needed nutritious foods at more than 30 locations in both rural and urban locations for neighborhoods in the greatest need. For more information visit Mobile Pantry or call (602) 242-FOOD (3663).