Commodity Food Programs

Serving People in Ingham, Eaton,
Clinton and Shiawassee Counties

Commodity Supplemental
Food Program (CSFP)

CSFP food packages are distributed monthly to supplement the nutritional needs of low-income pregnant and breast feeding women, new mothers up to one year postpartum, infants, children up to their sixth birthday and those persons at least 60 years of age who meet income eligibility requirements. Food packages have a retail value of about $50.00. Ninety-four per-cent (94%) of the packages distributed went to low income seniors. In addition to distributing food, the CACS program offers food preparation demonstrations, recipe suggestions, and nutritional information to assist program recipients to make healthy dietary choices.

The Emergency Food
Assistance Program (TEFAP)

TEFAP is a quarterly food assistance program that provides commodities to low-income households four times per year. Although food packages vary, each package includes protein, fruit and vegetables. Items from each food group are made available four times per year to assist recipients in maintaining a healthy diet.

2018 Food Program Statistics

CSFP Annual Distribution 619,519 lbs. of USDA food Items. 22,841 food packages were packed and distributed.
TEFAP Annual Distribution 724,518 lbs. of USDA food Items. 16,350 food packages were packed and distributed.
Commodity Food Distributed in 2018
Total Annual Distribution of
1,344,037 Lbs. of Food

Total Combined Value of Commodity Food – $909,684.25

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Charlotte Helping Hands Food Bank Assists
CACS in Packing Food Orders.

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