Commodity Supplemental Food Program

Administered by: Bureau of Family Nutrition


The Commodity Supplemental Food Program works to improve the health of low-income Illinois Seniors by supplementing their diets with nutritious foods by receiving regular USDA donated food packages. Participants must be at least 60 years of age and reside in Illinois. Eligible Seniors enrolled in the CSFP food package program will receive a variety of USDA donated commodities that may include cereal, grits, powdered milk, pasta, evaporated milk, cheese, rice, canned meat, peanut butter, canned fruit, canned vegetables, fruit juice, dry beans, and oats.

In addition to receiving food packages, Seniors will be regularly informed with food and nutrition education encouraging the use of CSFP nutritious foods and promoting healthy eating lifestyles.

How to Apply for CSFP

If you are an Illinois Senior 60 years of age or older and would like to apply for CSFP, contact the local CSFP food distribution agency that serves your county below.

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Chicago

  • 4500 West Chicago Avenue
  • Chicago, Illinois 60651
  • Telephone: 773-924-7043
  • Email: yjames@catholiccharities.net
  • Counties served: Cook, Kankakee, Lake.

St. Louis Area Foodbank

  • 70 Corporate Woods Drive
  • Bridgeton, MO 63044-3806
  • Telephone: 314-292-6262
  • Counties served: Calhoun, Clinton, Franklin, Jackson, Jersey, Madison, Monroe, Perry, Randolph, St. Clair, Washington, Williamson.

Tri-State Foodbank

  • 2504 Lynch Road
  • Evansville, IN 47711
  • Telephone: 812-425-0775
  • Counties served: Alexander, Edwards, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Johnson, Lawrence, Massac, Pope, Pulaski, Richland, Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne, and White.

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), 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:

  • mail:

    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