Under the shadow of Socorro Mountain, CSFP worker Val Manuel assists CSFP client Deluvina Pedilla load her commodities.
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) provides USDA commodity foods to supplement the diets of lower income infants, children up to age 6; pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women; and persons 60 years of age or over. CSFP provides program participants with nutrition education and referrals to appropriate health and social service agencies.
There are four CSFP food warehouses serving 75 tailgating sites around New Mexico. The CSFP food package includes cereal, cheese, dried beans, canned meat, fruit and vegetables and pasta, rice or potatoes.
Some 90% of the participants in CSFP are elderly. CSFP is federally funded.
Who is eligible?
- Adults over age 60 with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty income level.
- Pregnant women.
- Women who are breastfeeding a baby under one year of age.
- Women who have had a baby in the past year.
- Parents, step-parents, guardians and foster parents of infants and their children under six can apply for their children.
CSFP Distribution Warehouses, CSFP Tailgating Sites and WIC Clinic Sites