is administered at the Federal level by the Food
and Nutrition Service (FNS), an agency of the U.S. Department of
Agriculture. Here you will find a summary of the benefits and
services available to those who are eligible to participate in this program.
To view a copy of the CSFP Program Description Fact
purchases food and makes it available to CSFP
State agencies and Indian
Tribal Organizations (ITOs), along with funds for
administrative costs. State agencies that administer CSFP are
typically departments of health, social services, education, or
State agencies store the food and distribute it to public and
non-profit private local agencies.
agencies determine the eligibility of applicants, distribute the
foods, and provide nutrition education.
Local agencies also provide referrals to other welfare,
nutrition, and health care programs such as SNAP, Medicaid,