Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes, Senior Services, Inc., Area Agency on Aging, and The Salvation Army, launched the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) in October 2010 in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Education. This program helps get additional food resources into the hands of local seniors, women who are pregnant or nursing, or have children that are 6 years old and under, and are not receiving WIC.
Here’s how someone would qualify:
- 60 years of age or older and have income at or below 130% of poverty, OR
- pregnant, nursing, or have small children under six years of age not covered by WIC and have income at or below 185% of poverty.
You must bring your state ID, your social security card, and proof of income
to the distribution site to show your eligibility.
To qualify for food, your income must be at or below the following CSFP Income Eligibility Guidelines:
The food, which is determined by the State of Michigan, and often includes produce, dried goods, and meats and cheeses, helps fill the gap for as many as 500 residents each month at no cost to them.
The CSFP distribution is held from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at The Salvation Army, 1700 S. Burdick Street in downtown Kalamazoo. For information about registering for the program, please call Dan Pontius at Senior Services, Inc. at 382-0515.
Please note: In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.