Monthly Commodity Boxes

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) is a federal nutrition program of the Food Bank of Northern Nevada that works to improve the health of low-income pregnant and breastfeeding women, other new mothers up to one year postpartum, infants, children up to age six, and elderly people age 60 years and older. Participants receive a free monthly box of supplemental food.  CSFP is administered by the Nevada State Department of Administration, Purchasing Division, Food Distribution Program. 


 


Who is eligible:
Adults age 60 or older
Pregnant women
Mothers within one year of giving birth
Breastfeeding mothers
Infants and children up to age 6
WIC participants are not eligible
Income guidelines apply


What is in the food packages?
Each food box contains about 30 pounds of canned meat, vegetables, fruit, cereal, pasta or rice or potatoes, evaporated or dry milk, dry beans or peanut butter and cheese.  Infants will receive formula and/or juice, depending on the child’s age.

If you are interested in participating in the CSFP Program, you may be asked to provide the following:

WIC Referral form
Birth certificate
Proof of residency
Current documentation from Public Assistance agencies
You will also have to meet the CSFP Income Guidelines

Need Help?
Learn More about CSFP/New CSFP Brochure Spanish
Check out the latest CSFP Distribution Schedule

Visit the State of Nevada CSFP website for more information

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Serving our Seniors

Our very valuable resource, older Americans, takes center stage with programming from several Northern Nevada agencies. We work with the likes of the Continuum and Washoe County Senior Center, and the Assistance League, just to name a few.

The seniors that the food bank serves can get help through the CSFP program (see main article this page) and by connecting with any of our partner agencies.

We are cognizant that seniors are prone to the "gap" of missing meals and making financial choices to skip meals in order to afford necessities like insurance, housing and medications. The mythic "happy retirement" is not happy for all due to a myriad of causes such as inflation, loss of market share of retirement savings, health problems and family struggles.

Can you make a difference? YES -- when you donate $1, the Food Bank can purchase four meals -- those are then distributed through our direct programming or through our partner agencies.