Commodity Supplemental Food Program
The CSFP works to improve the health of individuals at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA commodity foods. CSFP is a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funded supplemental food program administered by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). The program provides USDA commodities to a network of ten food banks, including FIND Food Bank, to improve the health of seniors in California by providing them nutritious foods.
FIND subcontracts agencies, like senior centers, affordable senior living apartments and churches, to serve as the program site to distribute food packages to CSFP participants.
For a list of program sites, qualifications, and the application
As a retirement community, the Coachella Valley desert region represents another unusual demographic inconsistent with the Riverside County statistics. In stark contrast to the state of California with 19.2% seniors and Riverside County with 21.5% seniors, the Coachella Valley desert region has 29.3% seniors (HARC).