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Commodity Supplemental Food Program
Supplementing the diets of low-income seniors with nutritious USDA commodities

The purpose of this program is to improve 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 the 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 (Starting June 2022)

Additional Tools and Resources

Visit the Texas Comptroller to check payment status:

Please reference the Maximum Approvable Average Daily Participation (ADP) spreadsheet below for the max ADP for each of your sites. For more information, please visit the Summer News page.

Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
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Texas Department of Agriculture

Commissioner Sid Miller

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