Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

Example CSFP BoxLoaves & Fishes participates in the USDA’s CSFP program, which is designed to improve the health of low-income elderly persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA foods. Each month, qualified area seniors visiting the pantry or receiving deliveries from Loaves & Fishes receive a 30-pound box of shelf-stable foods, such as milk, juice, cereal, rice or pasta, peanut butter, dry beans, canned meat, poultry, or fish, canned fruits and vegetables, and a two-pound block of cheese. Seniors visiting the pantry also can choose foods from our donated supplies to supplement the CSFP box.

The CSFP program provides food in addition to other programs; it does not take the place of Meals on Wheels, SNAP, Produce Distribution or any other food source seniors may currently be receiving.

Individuals who wish to enroll must provide proof of identity/age, proof of address, and proof of income when registering at Loaves & Fishes:

  1. Proof of identity – Please bring ONE of the following:
    • License
    • Passport
    • Utility Bill
    • Rental Lease
  2. Proof of Address (such as the address on a rental lease or utility bill)
  3. Proof of income – Please bring ONE of the following:
    • Social Security Award Letter
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) (1099SA)
    • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
    • Pension or retirement statements (1099R)
    • Pay stub or W-2 forms
    • Bank Statement
    • Unemployment benefits statement
    • Income verification through a tenant certification program

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Additional Information About CSFP

Learn More:  The Facts Behind Senior Hunger, an article by The National Council for Aging Care addresses some of the causes, complications, and cures for senior food insecurity.

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry

  2050 Lambs Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901

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