CSFP – Commodity Supplemental Food Program
The USDA Commodities Program is designed to aid the most vulnerable populations in our community. The program serves seniors over 60, children up to 6 years, and pregnant or postpartum mothers. Participants receive various nutritional products including milk, fruit, vegetables, juice and cereal, etc. In our last fiscal year we distributed over 41,000 food packages throughout Weld County.
Anyone who is interested in receiving commodities must first meet with a member of our certification staff. Potential clients must show ID, proof of income, and proof of birth date for children under the age of six. After the original application, clients need to recertify every six months. Once certified, a client can visit the food bank once a month to pick up their commodities. In addition to the shelf stable items provided through the USDA, our clients all visit the “extra room.” This room is where we have many of the perishable donated food items available to our clients. The “extra room” always contains eggs, bread, and baked goods. On a typical day it will also contain onions, potatoes, various other produce, meat, or snack items.
The following food items will always be available, although the quantity received is dependent on the demographics of the family:
Dry Milk, every other month
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