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Foods | Additional Food
The Wisconsin Department of Health Service's Commodity Supplemental
Food Program (CSFP) offers free, nutritious foods to low-income seniors
aged 60 years and older. The monthly food package, worth about $35, is
available at no cost to eligible individuals. The foods are intended to
be a supplement and do not provide a complete diet.
CSFP is not the same
as the nutrition program called FoodShare Wisconsin (formerly known
as Food Stamps). The FoodShare Wisconsin website explains
to get FoodShare benefits. There is a separate page showing
FoodShare contacts for Milwaukee County.
USDA Commodity Supplemental Food Program website (exit DHS) provides additional detailed information.
Persons eligible for CSFP are aged 60 and older and whose monthly
income is at or below $1,245 for a single person or $1,681 for a family
of two (for larger families add $436 for each additional member).
The CSFP program is known locally as Stockbox or Cupboard
Bound. Consult the service area map showing
the 11 Wisconsin counties served by the program.
Call 2-1-1 to find the nearest food pantry and other resources.
Commodity foods are provided through USDA's Food and Nutrition Service.
The food package was designed to meet a part of an individualís monthly
and Nutrition Resources
In accordance with Federal Law and US Department of
Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on
the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file
a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of
Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or
call toll-free 866-632-9992 (voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired
or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay
Service at 800-877-8339, or 800-845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal
opportunity provider and employer.
July 22, 2014