TDA Requests Waiver to Allow Distribution of CSFP Packages without Cereal Components

Published: 49 days ago
" October 20, 2022 - The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) is requesting a waiver to allow Recipient Agencies (RA) such as food banks to provide and claim a Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) food package to eligible seniors without the cereal components.
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October 20, 2022 - The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) is requesting a waiver to allow Recipient Agencies (RA) such as food banks to provide and claim a Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) food package to eligible seniors without the cereal components.
Due to cancelled shipments, RAs are experiencing a severe shortage of cereal components in their inventories, with several expected to run out of inventory of cereal components by the end of November.

To maintain distribution of complete food packages, Texas will need 48,000-50,000 units of cereal in addition to orders already placed with the Multifood warehouse. This waiver is requested based on the uncertainty that this volume can be acquired from the Multifood warehouse.

CSFP improves the health and nutritional status of elderly persons, 60 and older, who are vulnerable to malnutrition and are income eligible. USDA provides USDA Food for food packages that are used for home consumption. Local organizations distribute the food packages and provide nutrition education to eligible participants. TDA administers CSFP through agreements with individual food banks and provides oversight of their operations. The food banks have agreements with local organizations to distribute the food.

It is provided through these food banks:
East Texas Food Bank
Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley
Houston Food Bank
North Texas Food Bank
San Antonio Food Bank
South Texas Food Bank
Central Texas Food Bank
West Texas Food Bank
Southeast Texas Food Bank
El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank
High Plains Food Bank
South Plains Food Bank
Tarrant Area Food Bank


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