The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) is a federally funded program which works to improve the health of low-income seniors by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA commodity foods. Up to 1,600 distributions are taking place across the state at 15 partner programs with applicants required to be Connecticut residents over 60 years of age, who fall below 130 percent of the federal poverty level — $1,265 per month for a family of one and $1,705 for a family of two. Participants in the program receive a food box each month consisting of staple foods, which include pasta, cereal, rice, canned fruit, canned vegetables and canned meat. Nationally in 2013, 579,000 senior citizens received their food package through the program each month. To learn more about CSFP contact Anna Petsching, Member Services Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-469-5000.