Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

Young woman delivering food to a senior man

Helping older Mississippians supplement their diets with nutritious USDA foods

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) provides a monthly food package tailored for older adults age 60 or above that can help stretch their food dollars and add nutritious foods to their diet.


People typically qualify for food assistance through CSFP if they:

  • Are age 60 or older
  • Have an income that is at or below 130 percent of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines

Note that funding for this program is limited, and there may be a waitlist in your community for CSFP food boxes.

Over 13,000 food boxes are delivered to Mississippians every month through CSFP, and each box contains foods that are good sources of the nutrients typically lacking in the diets of people eligible for CSFP.

MDHS partners with the Mississippi Food Network and local agencies in 39 counties to administer the program. These local agencies determine the eligibility of applicants, distribute the foods, and provide nutrition education.

Learn More about CSFP

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