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Commodity Supplemental Food Program

Sample Commodity FoodsThe Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) provides nutritious food resources to income eligible adults over 60. The CSFP Food package is designed to supplement the participant’s monthly nutritional needs.

Participants select from dry beans, cheese, juices, shelf stable milk, dry milk, cereals, rice or pasta, canned fruits and vegetables and meats from our free shopping centers located in Manchester and Nashua.

Pre-packed food boxes are also available at each of the remote outreach centers located throughout Hillsborough and Rockingham Counties.

 Who is eligible for CSFP?

Seniors 60 years and older.

What foods will I receive through CSFP?

You will receive a variety of foods each month, including a combination of the following:

  • Canned meat: beef, chicken, pork, or tuna
  • Canned fruit: peaches, pears, etc.
  • Canned vegetables: carrots, corn, etc.
  • Bottled fruit juices: orange juice, apple juice, etc.
  • Non-fat powdered milk
  • Cereals
  • Macaroni, spaghetti, rice, or dehydrated potatoes
  • Peanut butter
  • Cheese
  • Other foods when available

Foods vary each month.

How do I qualify?

You must live in New Hampshire and your gross household income must meet the income eligibility guidelines for the program.

The Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, provides the following 130% Income Poverty Guidelines, effective February 12, 2019:

Family Size
Annual Monthly Weekly
1 $16,237 $1,354 $313
2 $21,983 $1,832 $423
3 $27,729 $2,311 $534
4 $33,475 $2,790 $644
5 $39,221 $3,269 $755
6 $44,967 $3,748 $865
7 $50,713 $4,227 $976
8 $56,459 $4,705 $1,086
For each additional family member add: $5,746 $479 $111

CSFP participants receive onions at NH Food BankCheck the income guidelines to see if you qualify for CSFP. If your household’s total gross income is less than or equal to the amount listed, you may be eligible for The Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program.

The Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program provides an enhancement to the Southern New Hampshire Services CSFP food package. In addition to the USDA commodities, each month SNHS participants also receive fresh produce to bring home to their families.

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program receives produce from many different locations including but not limited to: The New Hampshire Food Bank, growers from the Community Gardens Project, and private local donations. Common items include:

  • Lettuce
  • Carrots
  • Tomatoes
  • Potatoes
  • Peppers
  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Pumpkins

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call your local CSFP office.

SNHS is the local CSFP agency for Hillsborough County.

Greater Manchester Communities, call

1 (800) 256-9880

Greater Nashua Communities, call

1 (877) 211-0723

You can also contact the state agency:
Call: 1 (800) WIC-4321 or 1 (800) 942-4321
Or visit:

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement:
The explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly.

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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.

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