USDA Commodities

Seniors!

Have you heard about the Commodity Supplemental Food Program?

 

Pueblo County Department of Housing & Human Services

COMMODITY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM (CSFP)

You can receive nutritious food items on a regular basis at absolutely no cost to you!

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve your health by supplementing your diet with nutritious USDA foods. CSFP food boxes are distributed monthly at 2631 E. 4th St.  Pueblo, CO 81001, and contain 9-10 staple food items such as cheese, rice, milk, canned fruits, canned vegetables and peanut butter.

What do I need?

1.  Proof of your county residency (ex. Drivers' license, rental agreement, utility bill etc.), and

2.  Proof of your age (60 or older).

You must have a combined gross income which does not exceed the maximum income limit for the applicable household size below:

Household Size

Senior (Maximum Monthly Gross Household Income)

Senior (Maximum Annual Gross Household Income)

1

$1,307

$15,678

2

$1,760

$21,112

3

$2,213

$26,546

4

$2,665

$31,980

5

$3,118

$37,414

6

$3571

$42,848

7

$4,024

$48,282

8

$4,477

$53,716

For each additional family member, add

$453

$5,434

 
You may access TEFAP (regular commodities) and CSFP at the same time.

CSFP also provides nutrition education! In each month’s box, you will find information on nutrition education topics relevant to older adults and a recipe incorporating one of the foods found in your box.

Monday-Thursday 7:30-4:00pm, Friday 7:30-3:00pm or call 719-583-6199

To complete an application please bring the following items:

  • Colorado Picture ID
  • Proof of correct address

To:
2631 East 4th Street
Pueblo, CO 81001

Monday through Thursday ~ 7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Friday ~ 7:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Tanya Gurule 583-6199

Welcome to the Commodity Supplemental Food Program!

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve your health, as a senior at least 60 years of age, by supplementing your diet with nutritious USDA foods.  CSFP food boxes are distributed monthly and contain 9-10 staple food items. There is no cost to you!

Your monthly box will contain a variety of the following items:

Ready to Eat Cereal

1-2 Boxes

UHT 1% Milk

2 Quarts

100% Fruit Juice

2 64oz Bottles

Canned Fruit

2 Cans

Canned Vegetables

4 Cans

Canned Protein: Beef/Beef Stew/Beef Chili  or

Chicken/Tuna/Dried Egg Mix

1 Can

or

2 Cans

Alternate Protein (Beans/Peanut Butter)

1 Bag/Jar

Starch (Rice/Pasta)

1-2 Bags

Dried Milk Powder

1 Bag Every Other Month

Cheese

2 Pound Block

 

CSFP food packages do not provide a complete diet, but are a good source of the nutrients typically lacking in the diets of older adults.  Your CSFP box is important and should only be consumed by you.

You are only allowed to pick up your CSFP box from a single location, the one where you completed your application. It is illegal to participate at more than one site. If you should move and need to pick up your box from another location please notify Pueblo County Commodities within 10 days after the change becomes known to your household and we will coordinate this site transfer for you.

If you fail to pick up your box for 3 months in a row you will be removed from the program.

Every 6 months, your CSFP site manager will ask you to recertify for CSFP. By completing the recertification form they provide, you are notifying Pueblo County Commodities that you wish to continue to receive CSFP benefits and that your financial situation has not changed substantially.

If you are eligible to receive CSFP, you are automatically eligible to receive The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).

CSFP also provides nutrition education! In each month’s box, you will find information on nutrition education topics relevant to older adults and a recipe incorporating one of the foods found in your box.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: https://www.ascr.usda.gov/filing-discrimination-complaint-usda-customer, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Las agencias estatales o locales de SNAP y FDPIR, y sus beneficiarios secundarios, deben publicar el siguiente Aviso de No Discriminación:

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, credo religioso, discapacidad, edad, creencias políticas, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o con discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] llamando al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: http://www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2012/Spanish_Form_508_.... y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

(1)  correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)  fax: (202) 690-7442; o

(3) correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov.

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.