Senior Food Program (CSFP)

To ensure the safety and health of our CSFP participants, the Shelby County Health Department has established a drive through service at its CSFP warehouse located at 1020 South Bellevue in response to COVID-19 until further notice.  For questions regarding CSFP contact a Public Health Representative at (901) 222-9750.

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of low-income elderly persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA foods.  

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to participate in CSFP, elderly adults must live in Shelby County and meet the income guidelines.

CSFP Income Requirements: 

    CSFP Income Guidelines

What Does CSFP Provide?


Eligible persons certified for CSFP receive these services:

  • Commodity foods to meet the nutritional and developmental needs;
  • Nutrition education, which emphasizes the relationship between nutrition and health, helps participants improve their nutritional status through optimal use of the supplemental and other foods, and assists participants in developing sound dietary habits which can be maintained; and
  • Referral to appropriate health care services.

    CSFP Food Packages

                                                                  
Food packages include a variety of nutritious foods, such as nonfat dry and ultra high-temperature fluid milk, juice, ready-to-eat cereal, rice, pasta, peanut butter, dry beans, canned meat, poultry, or fish, and canned fruits and vegetables. 

For a list of foods available for CSFP, visit
https://www.fns.usda.gov/csfp/csfp-foods-available .

CSFP Truck Stops

The CSFP Program delivers food packages to recipients at a number of senior housing developments around Shelby County according to a regular schedule:
CSFP Truck Stops Schedule

​How do I apply for CSFP?

Call the Shelby County Health Department CSFP Program at 901-222-9750. 

Applicants can also apply in person at 1020 South Bellevue, Memphis, TN 38106.

Applicants are asked to present proof of identity, income, and residency for each person being screened for CSFP eligibility.