The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) is a federal program that helps supplement the diets of low income elderly, sixty years of age or older, pregnant women and children up to age 6 in Georgia, by providing them with nutritious commodities and nutrition education at no cost.
Under CSFP, commodity foods are made available to the states by the United States Department of Agriculture. Foods available for monthly distribution may include milk, canned vegetables, cereal, pasta, rice, canned meats, canned fruit, juices, peanut butter, dried beans and cheese. In Georgia, two Food Banks have been selected to distribute these products: The Atlanta Community Food Bank and America’s Second Harvest Food Bank of Coastal Georgia:
The Atlanta Community Food Bank serves Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, DeKalb, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Morgan, Rockdale, Paulding, Spalding and Walton counties. The food bank can be reached at (678) 553-6004.
The America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia Food Bank serves Appling, Brantley, Bulloch, Candler, Chatham, Effingham, Evans, Glynn, Jeff Davis, Long, Tattnall, Toombs and Wayne counties. The food bank can be reached at (912) 236-6750.
For more information on availability in your area, contact one of the food banks. For questions about CSFP, please contact the state office at (404) 657-3745.