Federal Nutrition Programs  

Federal nutrition programs lift millions of families and individuals out of poverty, alleviate food insecurity, and have proven cost-effective impact on the health and well-being of people in our communities. The Food Bank operates, and is reimbursed for, multiple federal nutrition programs to support families, children, senior citizens, and individuals. 

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

CSFP works to improve the health of individuals 60 and older who are living with a low income. The program provides a monthly package of food designed to supplement the nutritional needs of senior citizens. Each box includes vegetables, fruits, whole grains, protein, and dairy. For more information about CSFP, please email seniorprograms@foodbankcenc.org.

SNAP/Food & Nutrition Services (FNS)/Food stamps 

The Food Bank’s team of Benefits Outreach Coordinators operate our Three Squares program, which supports individual applications for Food and Nutrition Services (FNS- also known as SNAP or Food Stamps). Please visit our Three Squares page to learn more about these services. 

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) 

TEFAP is a federal program that helps supplement the diets of people living with a low income by providing them with emergency food assistance at no cost.For more information about TEFAP, please email tefapprogram@foodbankcenc.org.

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

CACFP helps support some of the Food Bank’s Kids Cafe sites, where kids who are facing hunger can receive healthy meals, tutoring, nutrition education, and mentoring. For more information about CACFP, please email kidsprograms@foodbankcenc.org.

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

SFSP supports our Kids Summer Meals program that provides nutritious meals and programming to students qualifying for free and reduced school lunches during the summer months when school is closed. For more information about SFSP, please email kidsprograms@foodbankcenc.org.