Bureau of Family Nutrition
Division of Community Health & Prevention
Illinois Department of Human Services
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program serves low-income women, infants and children and the elderly in Chicago. More than three-fourths of those served are elderly.
To improve the health status of the participants, to reduce the incidence of infant mortality, premature births and low birth weight, to aid in the development of children and to enhance the health and access to food for seniors in the community.
The program provides supplemental foods, nutrition education, and information about other health services to income-eligible elderly women and men; pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women; and children up to 6 years of age who have medical or
nutritional risk factors.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago deliveries CSFP to eligible participants at 11 food distribution sites and 181 outreach sites throughout Chicago/Cook County.
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) Program Data
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Program outcomes are measured by the caseload served. We are currently serving 97% of our assigned caseload and continue to look for ways to increase program participation.