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Commodity Supplemental Food Program


The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) is a Federally funded program, which works to improve the health of low-income elderly people at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) foods. 97% of CSFP participants at the Federal level are over the age of 60. South Dakota participants are all over the age of 60 with an income at or below 130% of poverty.

CSFP is administered at the Federal level by the Food and Nutrition Services (FNS), an agency of the USDA. 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 Sheet, click here.

USDA purchases food and makes it available to CSFP State agencies along with funds for administrative costs. State agencies store the food and distribute to public and non-profit private local agencies.

Local 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, and Medicare.

CSFP food packages do not provide a complete diet, but rather are good sources of the nutrients typically lacking in the diets of the target population.


Aurora, Beadle, Bennett, Bon Homme, Brookings, Brown, Brule, Buffalo, Butte, Campbell, Charles Mix, Clark, Clay, Codington, Corson, Custer, Davison, Day, Marshall, Deuel, Dewey, Douglas, Edmunds, Fall River, Grant, Gregory, Haakon, Hamlin, Hand, Hanson, Harding, Hughes, Hutchinson, Hyde, Jackson, Jackson, Jerauld, Jones, Kingsbury, Lake, Lawrence, Lincoln, Lyman, McCook, McPherson, Meade, Mellette, Miner, Minnehaha, Moody, Pennington, Perkins, Potter, Roberts, Sanborn, Shannon, Spink, Sully, Todd, Tripp, Turner, Union, Walworth, Yankton, Ziebach.

Agencies that cover these counties:
Feeding South Dakota
Western South Dakota Community Action

Civil Rights
USDA Civil Rights Website
USDA Civil Rights Complaint Filing
USDA Civil Rights Complaint Form


The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

As stated above, all protected bases do not apply to all programs, “the first six protected bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability and sex are the six protected bases for applicants and recipients of the Child Nutrition Programs.”


Contact the Child and Adult Nutrition office at the South Dakota Department of Education, (605) 773-3413 for more information.