Commodity Supplemental Food Program

Enroll the first Wednesday of each month at The Salvation Army on Burdick Street from 9:30 - 11am.

Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes, Senior Services, Inc., Area Agency on Aging, and The Salvation Army, launched the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) in October 2010 in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Education. This program helps get additional food resources into the hands of local seniors.

Here's how someone would qualify:

  • 60 years of age or older and have income at or below 130% of poverty. You must know your total household income at time of registration.You must also bring your state ID to the distribution site to show your eligibility.

  • Eligibility

    To qualify, income must be at or below the following CSFP Income Eligibility Guidelines:

    The food, which is determined by the State of Michigan, and often includes fruits and vegetables, dried goods, meats, and cheese, helps fill the gap for as many as 650 residents each month at no cost to them.

    The CSFP distribution is held at residential distribution sites throughout Kalamazoo County. Enroll the first Wednesday of each month at The Salvation Army on Burdick Street from 9:30-11 am.

    Please note: In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

    Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

    To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant's name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASC) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation.

    The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

    (1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
    (2) Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
    (3) Email:

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.