CSFP – Commodities Supplemental Food Program
The Commodities Supplemental Food Program, or CSFP, is a program created for very low income seniors who are at
130% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or less. These seniors can receive a box of canned food and a cheese item each
month. Each box is made up of: two vegetables, two fruits, juice, peanut butter, pasta, canned meat, cereal, powdered
or shelf-stable milk, and other nutritious items.
There are a few requirements that families must adhere to prior to receiving any food from the Greater Washington
County Food Bank in accordance with not only the pantry's guidelines, but also the United States Department of Agriculture's
When a family or individual is referred to the Greater Washington County Food Bank, they must provide certain required
- The number of people living in the household
- Gross monthly income
- Proof of residency
To be eligible for the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), families or individuals must be a resident of Washington
County and they must meet the 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Eligibility is based on the following income guidelines:
Once the requirements are met and established, the Food Bank will determine what pantry site is
nearest to the residency. If the pantry is not distributing within the week, the Food Bank will provide
the family or individual with an emergency distribution of dry, canned and frozen meat products as well
as the information for the pantry that they can visit each month.
If a family is over the income guidelines, the Food Bank will assist them with a one-time Emergency box.
Emergency boxes are also avilable for other special circumstances one time per year, like those who have not
registered at a local pantry site or to assist families that have been affected by a catastrophe or family emergency.
The E-Boxes are made up of donated product designed to serve those in immediate need.
Please contact the Greater Washington County Food Bank at 724-229-8175 for additional information about E-Boxes.