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Serving Older Adults with a Monthly Food Package

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of individuals at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA commodity foods. CSFP is a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funded supplemental food program administered by the Wisconsin Department of Health Service (DHS).  The program provides USDA commodities to a network of six food banks, including Community Action Coalition (CAC), to improve the health of seniors in Dane and Jefferson counties by providing them nutritious foods.

This program is important because it provides healthy, shelf-stable foods to low-income older adults within our service area. Hunger and complications for older adults arises due to low-income and having a poor diet. The Stockbox helps by providing nutritious foods, which can ultimately improve the health of our community’s older adults.

Seniors age 60+ and who meet a monthly income requirement depending on their household size may be eligible to receive a monthly Stockbox.

Eligibility Table

Every month, boxes are packed from federal commodities available to the program. While the contents of the box vary from month to month, they may contain foods like dry cereal, canned chicken, shelf-stable milk, peanut butter or beans, pasta or rice, and cans of fruit and vegetables. Boxes also come with a two-pound package of cheese that requires refrigeration. Each month food is ordered from the USDA warehouse and received by the CAC’s operations staff.  The food is packed by staff and volunteers, and the boxes are delivered to each of the distribution sites.

Each box meets the federal nutritional standards for seniors aged 60 and older to thrive. The contents are selected from a USDA-mandated list for seniors to use to make a meal.

CSFP Sites in Dane County
Cambridge Food Pantry – 211 South St, Cambridge, WI 53523
Capitol Centre Apartments – 333 Dayton St, Madison, WI 53703
Colonial Club Apartments- 301 Blankenheim Ln, Sun Prairie, WI 53590
Deerfield Senior/Community Center Pantry – 10 Liberty St, Deerfield, WI 53531
DeForest Senior Center – 505 N Main St, DeForest, WI 53532
Dryden Terrace Apartments – 1902 Londonderry Dr, Madison, WI 53704
Fisher Taft Apartments – 2024 Fisher St, Madison, WI 53713
Fitchburg Senior Center – 5510 Lacy Rd, Fitchburg, WI 53711
McKee Park Apartments – 2931 Chapel Valley Rd, Fitchburg, WI 53711
Mission Nutrition – 691 S Main St, Deforest, WI 53532
Monona Meadows Apartments – 250 Femrite Dr, Monona, WI 53716
Mount Horeb Senior Center – 107 N Grove St Mount Horeb, WI 53572
Segoe Terrace Apartments – 602 Sawyer Terrace, Madison, WI 53705
Southridge Village – 1914 Post Rd, Madison, WI 53713
Stoughton Food Pantry – 520 S 4th St, Stoughton, WI 53589
Sugar River Senior Center – 21 S Vine St, Belleville, WI 53508
Sun Prairie Food Pantry – 18 Rickel Rd, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

CSFP Sites in Jefferson County
Helping Hands Pantry – St John’s Lutheran Church – 129 Watertown St, Johnson Creek, WI 53038
Jefferson Area Food Pantry – 164 W Garland St, Jefferson, WI 53549 (Delivery Address: 110 S Grove St)
Lake Mills Food Pantry – 720 E Lake St, Lake Mills, WI 53551

CSFP Sites in Waukesha County
Friends With Food – 713 N Grandview Blvd, Waukesha, WI 53188

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (PDF), found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities and you wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).