The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) supplies a monthly box of high quality USDA food. The box will have 4 canned vegetables, 2 canns of fruit, 1 can of meat or tuna, 2 cans of juice, 2 boxes of breakfast cereal, milk, pasta, a meat substitute such as peanut butter or beans, and a 2lb package of cheese.
In addition to meeting the income guidelines, to receive food from a food cupboard you:
Must be a resident of Montgomery County and show proof of where you live
Have not received government food within the past month. (Particpants can receive government food once per month)
Your current income should not exceed 130% of the Federal Income Poverty Guidelines.
There are no fees for this service. It is against the law for government food to be re-sold and sites may not charge money or require services in exchange for food.
Program Background and Details
This program is managed through a partnership with over 25 sites. Most are senior housing sites, but also faith-based and social service organizations. A large number of volunteers also support this program. CADCOM partners with the SHARE Food Program. Volunteers package the food at SHARE each month and CADCOM delivers the boxes. Enrollment and certification is done at the various sites or through CADCOM.