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 how to get FoodShare benefits. There is a separate page showing FoodShare contacts for Milwaukee County.
The USDA Commodity Supplemental Food Program website provides additional detailed information.
Persons eligible for CSFP are aged 60 and older and whose monthly income is at or below $1,354 for a single person or $1,832 for a family of two (for larger families add $479 for each additional member).
The CSFP program might be known locally as Stockbox or Cupboard Bound.
Central Wisconsin Community Action Council, Inc. (CWCAC)
Communities served: Adams, Columbia, Dodge, Green Lake, Juneau, Marquette, Sauk
Community Action Coalition
Counties served: Dane, Jefferson
608 246-4730, ext. 212
Hunger Task Force
Counties served: Jefferson, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Rock, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha, Waushara
414-777-0483 or 414-773-0211
Northwest Wisconsin Community Service Agency, Inc. (NWCSA)
Counties served: Bayfield, Douglas
Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency, Inc. (RKCAA)
Counties served: Kenosha, Racine
Racine County: 262-637-8377
Kenosha County: 262-925-8755
West Central Wisconsin Community Action Agency, Inc. (WestCAP)
Counties served: Barron, Chippewa, Dunn, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix
Call 211 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 individuals monthly food needs.
Additional food and nutrition resources
- The DHS nutrition page has links to other food and nutrition programs and resources.
- The DHS food safety page offers tips on storing and preparing foods to avoid illness.